Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ramble on Rose

I've been falling behind on the job of maintaining current blog posts.  Partly because I just don't have enough hours in the day to put blogging on my priority list, but also because i don't know what to write.  Its not that nothing is going much is going on that I don't know what to focus in on - or maybe I just can't focus in.  But thats a whole different issue.  LOL

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" 


Kimala said...

your research and dissertation project sounds so exciting Yamis!! as you do more PD inworld -I would love to learn more from you :)

Anonymous said...

"It all depends on whats with you" However, my experience of SL has been really painful, it became a strong addiction, and harmful to my marriage, and I had to leave. I fell "in love" in there, and was happily married and 10,000 tears later, have tried to forget it. SL friends in general, seemed like a group of very unwell people, a lot of alcoholism I discovered, and now I'd prefer my RL friends and life. Sorry to report bad news, hope to not see you in world. If you find me there, it's a weakness in me, leftover deadhead party girl, that indeed it's time to move on from...there are far better things to do.