|Professor Honeycutt, eh?|
Why does good news freak me out just as much as bad news? Or more, depending on how bad the bad news is?
I have a signed contract that I am going to move up to Visiting Assistant Professor at UIC from Lecturer/ Research Specialist. It's a huge jump in rank, in pay, and in security.
Assuming I do well this year, the next contract will be for three years. Which means settling down, finally.
I'll also be getting a new apartment because my new salary makes such a thing possible - it's stable.
But now... after not wanting to come to Alaska... I don't want to leave...
|Me shooting Tee's Chicago Typewriter.|
The experience of war has also changed him a lot. He wants to go out and experience life, not just sit in front of a video game.
|Peter taking a break and checking out a map while we were hiking in the mountains of Denali National Park.|
|Homebaked blueberry whole-wheat... somethings. With a little drizzle of honey. They were supposed to be for his lunches, but he ate them that night.|
|Home made whole wheat pizza. The one on the left has meat for my carnivore.|
I need to learn "inner calmness":
"For governing a country well
there is nothing better than moderation.
"The mark of a moderate man
is freedom from his own ideas.
Tolerant like the sky,
all-pervading like sunlight,
firm like a mountain,
supple like a tree in the wind,
he has no destination in view
and makes use of anything
life happens to bring his way.
"Nothing is impossible for him.
Because he has let go,
he can care for the people's welfare
as a mother cares for her child."
- Tao Te Ching 59