Keep your fingers crossed, pray for me, whatever ... please!
Just finished the letter for The Biggie. Job application for job 30 minutes from my door at a liberal arts college in Really Cool City (if you bother to take the time to check it out). School has a great reputation, an OK library, although they don't seem to have the MGH. That's fairly tragic, if true, but Flagship U has it in the circulating collection, and it's only a couple hundred bucks a year to get a card. Anyway, there are many many many reasons I want this job: TT in my field, no move required, great campus, good students, possibility to get my career back on track properly and maintain the friendships I've been building ... I'd appreciate your good wishes. If you're also applying for the job, good luck -- maybe you could just wish for me an interview, and I'll do the same for you.