Welcome to the New

I hope that you’ve found your way to the new location for my blog without too much hassle. I decided that I had outgrown iWeb’s blogging features, and I wanted a domain name. My blog is now hosted by WordPress.com, which gives me a lot of new powerful features for archiving, searching, and customizing the look and feel of the blog. Over the next few weeks, you may notice things changing from time to time, but I assure you that I’ll eventually settle on a singular design.

I moved all of the old blog entries to the new site, but I lost the pictures and many links. I’ll go through and correct the links as I have time.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy your stay!

Graduate Schools Applications Are Away

Over the past couple of days, I completed the online components of the graduate school applications to Kent State, Louisiana State University, and the University of Kansas. Today, I mailed off the supplementary personal statements, CVs, resumes, and writing statements. GRE scores, academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation should be on their way from their respective sources. I still have my University of Liverpool application package to complete, but I have time to take care of that later. The state-side universities are much more anal about deadlines than Liverpool. I don’t say that to be mean–it’s just the facts. I’m relieved to have this part of the process completed.

Sunshine made it back to Liverpool last night on the bus. I walked down to the National Express bus station to meet up with her. She made it back alright considering her bout with frostbite and a nasty cold. I think she had a one solar mass mini-black hole in her pink steamer trunk. I should know, because I carried it up the stairs for her! To be fair, she lugged it all the way from Vancouver, and she couldn’t leave her furniture behind.

Tonight, I’m meeting up with Ardy to go over to ASDA and then to Andrea’s flat. I’m fixing burgers for everyone tonight. It should be a beefy good time.

For the rest of the week, I need to read Bellamy’s Looking Backward, Morris’ News From Nowhere, and Le Guin’s The Wizard of Earthsea sequence. Classes begin again on Monday! Also, I’m still waiting on my book to arrive from Ed at the SFRA Review. I need to get cracking on that, because the deadline is 1 February.

Listing to Tom Waits.

Painting above: “Red Man,” Jason W. Ellis, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 January 2007.