While your wracking your brain trying to figure out the answer to that question, here’s the deal.
I’m still responding and still keeping an eye on things at this address. Your comments, for instance. And this peculiar feature that tracks “stats” and traffic, which I never had at The Toronto Star. I never knew who or if anyone ever dropped by. And no one ever told me. So just to let you know, I’m watching. It’s a little weird, like being Big Brother/Sister ~ with sincere apologies to all literary purists and fans of George Orwell‘s classic novel NIneteen Eighty-Four. I mean no harm, but I couldn’t resist that. The feminist in me made me do it.
By the way, today, PsychCentral is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. How many 15-year-old websites do you know? That’s the question CEO and Founder John Grohol, Psych.D posed in a Tweet today. They’re all partying down there. And so they should. What an achievement.
A little closer to home, you wouldn’t believe how much end-of-term marking I have to do. It’s going to be a little quiet over the next few days, so I’ll try to post during my marking fatigue breaks. Yes, teachers get marking fatigue a.k.a. grading fatigue. In the U.S. “marking” is called “grading” and soon I’ll be blogging “primarily for an American market,” so that’s another little change you’ll notice.
No more “honour.” Once we launch, it will be an “honor” to write this blog and I hope you’ll visit us in our new “neighborhood.”
Also, you should know that I’m going to continue writing for Brandie Weikle, the editor of Healthzone and Parentcentral at The Toronto Star, who started me on my blogging career in the first place. A mental health and wellness blog was her vision. I just collaborated with her and it turns out we’re a magical match, editorially speaking. She approached me cold.
This serendipitous pairing of editor and writer happens rarely in one’s journalistic career. I’ve been lucky. My first editor at The Toronto Sun, Kathy Brooks was just such an editor for me. But I’m sure every writer she ever edited would make that claim.
For Brandie, from now on, I’ll be writing feature articles, not blogs. I already have my first assignment and it’s going to be such fun to write.
But right now, it’s a very busy time for all college and university professors, everywhere. The busiest. Plus, I’m squeezing time in to prepare for my next term which begins less than two weeks.
This is what happens when you wear are few hats at the same time.
By now, you must realize enormously big-headed, I am.
So, speak soon and here’s to a sensational meantime.
“Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.” ~ Groucho Marx