OK -- I'm over it
Yep -- wallowed a bit last night (obviously) and then thought, "none of my employed friends has yet stopped speaking to me because I am less employed." That and I found three more jobs to apply for (but really want one of the two I'm still waiting on). And I still have Kazoo 2006 to look forward to, with perhaps a second panel now! So I'm excited.
Meanwhile, it seems our student government has decided to start persecuting a student for distributing Communist Party literature on campus. They say it's some kind of violation of campus policy. It isn't. It only is if it's people coming in from outside campus. And they've extended this to a new club (the goal is anti-imperialism and social action) that the student belongs to ... the club was seeking funding and the officers and sponsor were asked questions like, "does this club advocate the violent overthrow of the US government?" WTF?
So I'm off to make sure that some faculty concerns on this issue get aired at our Faculty Senate Council meeting. Ugh. Still, it's a break from the job worries!
And since this is a blog, after all, and I haven't linked in a while ... just call me Sister Spikey Mace of Reasoned Discussion
Quick update question: Have just been told by Doktorvater that two panels at one conference is a bad thing because they dilute each other. Also true if the two panels are vastly different? Opinions?