chronicleofhighered:

From our Adjunct Voices series. Video by Greg Kahn for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Joe Fruscione has been trying for years to land a tenure-track faculty job, without success. Now he’s on the verge of giving up. “Enough is gonna be enough when I realize that my chances are sort of dried up to get a full-time position, and that’s when I know I’m done.” The promise and challenges of a new career outside academe are exciting, he says. But he’ll always wonder if all the years he has spent chasing a dream have been wasted.

june 26

The day J & I picked up our marriage license, almost five years ago, the San Francisco courthouse was filled with people getting married. It was right as same-sex marriage was made legal (the first time). There were two women, both dressed in 1920s vintage gowns, walking down the main staircase having just tied the knot. Their daughter was with them—she was maybe seven—and she tossed flowers all around them.

I am happy for so many people today, and I am happy for the past 18 hours’ worth of sensible legal and legislative events, but I keep thinking about that beautiful, madly in love couple, and I am still so happy for them. 

WHOA.  flashback to college, when i had the pleasure of getting to know the flesh-and-blood young woman this little girl had become. i can only imagine what it is like to be in your late 20s/early 30s, and still be captured in this iconic print.  (insert something about multiple selves, souls, the two VW golfs on the road earlier today.)
the end of the semester has gotten to me.  i’ll form a coherent thought about that stuff at some point.  anyhow, i love this photo.
nprfreshair:

Maureen Corrigan on Gail Godwin’s new novel, Flora:

“Children are like bombs that will one day go off.” That’s a line that Gail Godwin says also served as inspiration for her novel, Flora. Godwin wrote the line in one of her journals, which she started keeping at the age of 12. Godwin is still writing in her journals and drawing upon them to explore the more out-of-the-way reaches of women’s interior lives.

When I read that line about children as unexploded bombs, this iconic Sally Mann (my favorite photographer) popped immediately to mind, so I couldn’t not post it here.

WHOA.  flashback to college, when i had the pleasure of getting to know the flesh-and-blood young woman this little girl had become. i can only imagine what it is like to be in your late 20s/early 30s, and still be captured in this iconic print.  (insert something about multiple selves, souls, the two VW golfs on the road earlier today.)

the end of the semester has gotten to me.  i’ll form a coherent thought about that stuff at some point.  anyhow, i love this photo.

nprfreshair:

Maureen Corrigan on Gail Godwin’s new novel, Flora:

“Children are like bombs that will one day go off.” That’s a line that Gail Godwin says also served as inspiration for her novel, Flora. Godwin wrote the line in one of her journals, which she started keeping at the age of 12. Godwin is still writing in her journals and drawing upon them to explore the more out-of-the-way reaches of women’s interior lives.

When I read that line about children as unexploded bombs, this iconic Sally Mann (my favorite photographer) popped immediately to mind, so I couldn’t not post it here.