Apparently I am soon to be one of these.
But just now, I’m
one of these…
and it’s the first official day of classes!
It reminds me of playing the saxophone. Throughout high school, academics, vocal/piano and saxophone, tennis, religion and friends all vied for the top spots on my list of passions/interests/priorities and concerns…and all got ample time and attention. Upon entering the load of college and the requirements of degrees in theology, music performance (piano & voice) and composition, saxophone-playing and tennis became those delights one participates in for fun and relief, the “free associations” as it were.
It is not my intention, but I can tell by these first few days of hours spent trying to navigate Blackboard, discussion threads, wikis and tikis and tavs, assignment links and syllabi texts, lists and conduits and course reserves, moduled lectures and more…that manoftheword is going to be leaking into to sheer babel and blather by the time he/I opens this page and clicks “new post.”
Case in point.
I’m hoping you’ll stick with me as my energies transfer and translate. I’m expecting a rough patch of blurted postings until some new rhythm evolves and I’m able somehow to manage my time and brain between “free associations” and “required readings and writings / uploading assignments and creating virtual connections with teams.” (Not that I don’t “require” a fair amount of the “free” to remain a person, it’s just…)
my time for tripping over a knot in the language ropes, plopping down and unraveling/tangling loose ends is getting gravely delimited.
I’ll figure it out
surely I’m OCD or enough anxiety-prone to devise
necessary borders and boundaries, divisions of timespace to synergize the tasks.
just giving you fair warning…there may be a lot of vomiting/swallowing circular writing here…and less obsessive drilling into pipes of terms and letterings…a little more of simply touching base or syncing up or finding bearings….