Saturday, April 24, 2010

Out of the Closet

Yesterday I was able to talk to Peter Parolin, the chair of the UW English department where I teach. I told him the secret I've been keeping for a little while: that Ron and I plan to move to Bellevue next summer. After the shock wore off, Peter seemed very happy for me. He seemed even happier when he was able to realize that I didn't mean this summer, that in fact I was giving him a one year notice. And we both seemed happy at the prospect that perhaps I could continue to teach at UW through the Outreach School, even from Iowa. I'm not counting on that happening but I would be very happy if I could keep my job part time but do it from where I want to be next year. The best of all worlds. Anyway, I feel great relief to be out of the closet at work. I didn't feel comfortable revealing plans to friends, either, until I had talked to Peter.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pretty Bellevue Sunrise

I saw this picture of today's sunrise over the Mississippi River in Bellevue, Iowa on their Facebook page. Can't wait to see it in person.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Photo in summer

Here's a familiar Bellevue scene, a photo from the area above town in Bellevue State Park. This one shows the beauty of summer.
Here's the link where I found it:
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

The waiting is the hardest part

So, it will be more than a year before we move to Bellevue, Iowa. How do I pass the time until then? Lately I've passed time on Youtube, watching Chamber of Commerce awards banquets and videos posted by random people driving through town chasing trains. Here are a few of them, in case you need to soothe your Bellevue jones.
And also, there's a band in Bellevue that apparently is recording all this cool music. Hope to meet them someday. Meantime, here's a sample.