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Just keepin’ the ol’ blog current, with nothing much to say. Nothing to blog about with the doctoral program and my writing (on all levels) has stalled for the moment.

So…how much is too much when contacting (or recontacting) a publisher who has expressed an interest in your writing? Sent the excerpts as requested, then sent the entire novel as requested, have waited the 90 (now 97) days for a response. Sent one somewhat timid, but friendly, email asking if all hope was lost and…nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada.

I’m thinkin’ that no news is bad news, eh?

Ordered my texts for class for spring. They are:

  • Rossman, G. B., & Rallis, S. F. (2003). Learning in the field: An introduction to qualitative research (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Schwandt, T.A.  (2007).  The Sage dictionary of qualitative inquiry (3rd ed.).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Harvard Business Review on change, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
  • Kezar, Adriana J. (2001) Understanding and Facilitating Organizational Change in the 21st Century: Recent Research and Conceptualizatoins. V. 28 #4. Ache-ERIC Higher Education Reports.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 0-7879-5837.
  • Rosenbaum, James E., Deil-Amen, Regina and Person, Ann E. (2006) After Admission: From College Access to College Success. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.  ISBN 10: 087154-707-4.
  • Wheatley, Margaret J. (2006) Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World, 3rd Edition. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Hirsh, S.K. & Kummerow, J.M. (1998). Introduction to type in organizations. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc. & MBTI Self-Scorable Form M

The syllabi look interesting. I’ve got my own syllabus done for the class I begin teaching on Thursday for the private college. Unfortunately, due to low enrollment, I’ve lost one of the two classes I had. On the plus side I’ve picked up two separate, long-term consulting gigs and those look to provide some steady income.

And on the super-plus side, I’ve been offered three (count ’em, 3!) classes for fall back at that other community college located “up above.” They, in turn, refer to the LA Basin as “down below.” The “up above” college is being slammed with…wait for it…SNOW today!

Yes, the time has come to build the ark. As with all things in southern California, when it rains it, um, well, pours. Hard. Torrentially. We can’t seem to do things in moderation here at all.

Hmm…what else to say? Oh. If you’ve a mind to, please go to Sanctuary for Kids and donate now. They’re sending $10,000 to Haiti and the Canadian government will match it. Please, please, help.

Tonight: sushi and…some fun reading, I guess!