I remember mine. He often called students “little ones,” especially the females in the class. Not exactly one of the least weird things to be said by a high school teacher to a bunch of 15- and 16-year-olds.
Last year, when I was interning in Manhattan, my supervisor, the Program Officer, would occasionally send me off on “missions,” which usually pertained to retrieving equipment at nearby offices, investigating mysteries in our shared drive or Filemaker database, or assisting in the pouring of champagne.
He was such a great guy.
Prior to that, he was the former Executive Director of Iraq Veterans against the Iraq War.
Last time we met, he was finishing his PhD in cultural anthropology.
So I recently took the Enneagram personality test, and I am a type 3, the Achiever. More precisely, a 3w4, the Professional.
The Enneagram Institute’s description of a Type 3:
Threes are self-assured, attractive, and charming. Ambitious, competent, and energetic, they can also be status-conscious and highly driven for advancement. They are diplomatic and poised, but can also be overly concerned with their image and what others think of them. They typically have problems with workaholism and competitiveness. At their Best: self-accepting, authentic, everything they seem to be—role models who inspire others.
Very me. Very much what I strive to be.
State of the Union bingo! (From the Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2014/01/28/state-of-the-union-bingo-for-2014/)
Motivation from the Twelfth Doctor AU:
Okay, first post of 2014. And I’m once again in the Eastern Time Zone. But more importantly, I’m currently in the Washington, D.C. area!
These last seven days have been quite an experience.
And thus begins the coverage of the adventure of my second Antioch co-op job.
To say “a lot has happened this year” would be a complete understatement.
This is the best year I’ve ever lived. Unlike any other. And I will not forget anything from this year, not one bit. Because I will always remember this year as the year I finally clicked into place in the world.
Hello! I apologize for not getting back to your message sooner.
The student body here at Antioch is, first and foremost, remarkably small. We’re currently less than 200 students. However, the atmosphere here on campus is really community-oriented. We have community governance, in which we have representation from students, faculty, and staff, in contrast to what you may be more familiar with as student governance at other institutions. The students have a wide variety of interests and backgrounds, but lots invest so much time and effort in the endeavor that is the reopening of Antioch. Antioch admissions narratives would sway you into thinking that there is some sort of a “right-fit” student. The right-fit student is one that is willing to accept the challenges and frustrations at being at such a tiny, young college but also is willing to take the initiative on their own to address those challenges. It’s one thing to complain about not having enough classes, faculty, or resources, but it’s another thing entirely to take the initiative and pursue that, working with faculty and staff to implement change. And that opportunity to make a valued contribution is so unique here. For me, choosing Antioch over well-established, more “prestigious” universities was like choosing to do big, important things at a small college rather than to do small, unimportant things at a big college.
Hopefully that surmises as a description of my Antioch experience! I enjoy answering questions about Antioch on Tumblr! Feel free to send some more if you’d like!
So it’s come to that point in my life that my cell phone becomes non-functional. (I haven’t given up on fixing it yet. Repair’s still pending.)
I feel like a Doctor without a sonic screwdriver. I feel like I’ve lost an old friend.
Hello, world. It’s been ages (Probably about two or three months) since I’ve given any concrete update on my whereabouts. I really have been meaning to get around to this, so apologies for the long delay, but better a high-quality, well-invested, late delivery than a hasty, effortless one.
Yes, yes, it’s always the generic “I’m busy with the usual stuff” remark that I tell everyone who asks me how I’m doing, but you might be wondering “what exactly are you busy with? Surely there are people far, far busier and more stressed out than you are. You know, we’re all busy with something.”
Well to that I say, yes, there are definitely more people in the world who are in a far more stressful and trying situation than I am in, so I’ll give credit for that. But I’m more than just busy. As I’ve come to believe, I’m multiple things. The typical “I’ve been busy” card that I use on anyone who asks me how I am is just one of many facades I hold up, to shield my many layers that you (if you really are interested) can peel off like an orange. Or more like those silly surprise Christmas presents that’s wrapped inside a box wrapped in another box wrapped in another box and so on.