It’s the beginning of the semester, and as usual, I’m pulled in a hundred different directions.
- The project from my internship with Seth Godin–it’s a hybrid online/offline learning experience–is in pre-launch. If the project sounds interesting to you, you can sign up for updates.
- I’m playing intern matchmaker at work, and all kinds of new opportunities are emerging, which not only is awesome for history majors and grad students, but certainly makes my job easier.
- I’m once again co-directing our department’s initiative to pull our public history master’s degree program into the 21st century; our first meeting took place today, and I’m optimistic about the year.
- I had a phone interview late last week for a staff job in a great research institute at a fabulous university in a desirable location, and all indications are it went well. They asked for samples of a fairly specific genre of writing–interpreting academic research for an educated audience–and today HR indicated the right people were pleased with the sample articles and social media posts I wrote for them. Fingers crossed. . .
- Lucas tests tomorrow for his blue belt in Taekwondo.
- Today Lucas is eight! I should write a birthday post, but I’m too tired.
- If Lucas is eight, that means The Clutter Museum is almost that old as well. Yikes.
- Thanks to the university’s new core course requirements (no history courses necessary!) my lower-division course is under-enrolled by half. (In the past, it had a waiting list.) My upper-division course on U.S. women is absolutely packed, however.
Let’s close with the obligatory cute first-day-of-school photo of my geek-in-training:
What are you up to these days?