OK, so let me share with you all the things that have been going on which are keeping me from keeping up. The biggest time consumer is my family - for the best of reasons. And I have been making a point of spending a little less time online and a little more time with them. Thats been a problem for me every since I started my doctoral work in 2006.
Which brings me to another huge time drain - work on my dissertation. Six weeks ago I probably would have told you that i hate my doctoral research. But at that point I made a monumentous decision to throw out my former dissertation topic - a year and a half worth of work - and start over. It took at least three months of not working on it to make that decision. It was the best decision I could have made. I love my new topic - and am wholly vested in it: the impact and effects of virtual worlds (SL) on education. I have a new advisor who is as excited about this as I am. Work is going well and I am doing some exciting things with my classes.
The inservice class I am teaching in-world with my colleague and good friend, Juniper, is going great. In between I have been sneaking in Phil and Friends shows and have an upcoming Dark Star Orchestra show to let loose at. What else could I ask for? Life is good!
Thanks for you patience and for listening to my ramblings.
"Love is real and not fade away"