Saturday, September 22, 2007

Out of the Whirlwind

I've been meaning to check in for some time now, but I've been so incredibly busy that I am having a hard time keeping up with everything.

Let's catch up on news, first. I am having a third child -- the wife is, actually -- and it's a boy. I'm ecstatic about this, naturally. Emily is getting big. She's at a great age and I'm totally bonkers for her. Hannah is in pre-school, but she is still de facto boss of the house. She's a great kid, and funny as anything.

Work is going OK. I'm still with the same company, but not sure how to move my career ahead. I am going to start dressing more professionally, and see if I can bring an upgraded attitude with me. We're very busy, and our executive team has been all shaken up. If I can keep my job, I think it will be good for my career and my wallet.

APMP Nor'easters has its first-ever symposium this coming week. As president, I have several responsibilities and concerns.

Teaching two classes is difficult. I can't remember names and I have not been preparing as well as I think I need to.

Anything else? My goodness, that's a lot of stuff.

Well, there's plenty of else, but where to start?

Yom Kippur just concluded some hours ago, and I am greatly disappointed in myself. I never let myself be all there this year. I allowed myself to be distracted, I permitted indulging in thoughts of business and other monkeyshines, and I never felt all that guilty about it. So, I see that I have behaved like a jerk but I'm not prepared to do anything about it. Apparently I have become almost comfortable with being a sociopath.

Happy New Year.