December 17, 2003

'Tis the Season

Ah, Christmas in New York. What says "festive" like stoned Canadians living in a truck in upper Manhattan?

But I want their happy memories of Christmas to be orchestrated our way. It must involve our stories of Santa coming in through the fire escape and buying the tree at 181st Street from the stoned Canadians who live in their truck all December (Laura, Apt 11D)
But don't even get me started on the trickier aspects of negotiating the holidays with not one but two sets of parents who are now grandparents (and with the Canadian set living not in a truck on 181st Street but in, well, Canada). 'Tis the season to be jolly well stressed out. Posted by Invisible Adjunct at December 17, 2003 09:49 PM

Personally, I think you ought to create your own Christmas memories. I've got worse ones than anyone here (not the fault of anyone but the doctors, of course), and that's what we do.

BTW, ran across the following:

Between University of Phoenix, which is already doing that, and some large section classes on videotape that I remember from the 70s, it seems that there is a trend that goes one step beyond adjuncts.

Ah well.

I really appreciate the chance to have browsed this site, and will probably come back on nights when I can't sleep.


Stephen (for my life) (for my interests)

Posted by: Steve at December 19, 2003 04:48 AM

Wow, another blog on adjuncts.

This one:

Academically, the school is top notch. But take a walk through the Fleming Law Building on the University of Colorado Boulder campus and you might get a different impression.

One-fourth of the school's teachers are adjunct professors, instructors who are practicing attorneys as opposed to full-time faculty.

Posted by: Steve at December 19, 2003 10:11 PM