Yesterday I had a some fun at the expense of others, and myself. I was set to put a poem up today, but over the course of events in the last 24 hours I will have to push that until tomorrow.
Had quite the breakthrough, I have landed a teaching position in a Creative Writing BFA. The course is centered on guiding students in conducting research for historical and environmental settings, which is pretty much what I have done since age 7, when I needed to know what a Bastard Sword was. I had just started playing Dungeons and Dragons and I needed to buy a good weapon for my fighter, but I wasn’t sure if a Bastard Sword was appropriate. Turns out its great for all occasions.
I have been in education for 8 years now, but have yet to be able to teach what I truly live and die for. UNTIL NOW.
As I am now jammed for the day, with a shitton of work ahead of me, I am just going to share this gem and then it’s into the trenches. Kurt Vonnegut was the first of my literary heroes, and his brief talk on story structure kills me every time. Enjoy…poem tomorrow.