And Now For Something Completely Different
I have some News.
I have been offered and have accepted a position as Program Coordinator of the High School Partnerships at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. This is the program that I have been teaching in since 2008.
I am very excited about this. These Programs partner with the State and local schools to transition at risk students from places where they are not making it in High School to a successful transition to College. We have a GED program, a full alternative school and a early college High School. Our students often come from the very back of the socioeconomic and academic parade to having two years of college credit under their belt, debt free and by their 18th birthday. We reliably produce hope, and justice for some very disadvantaged young people.
This position will be extremely full time. For the next five weeks I will be doing the new job while finishing up my three sections of Winter term Psychology. After that my teaching load will be greatly reduced.
This is going to take almost all my time and attention for the foreseeable future.
I have already closed my counseling practice.
Travel will be out of the question for at least 18 months.
The Quaker world is going to shrink for me to Sunday mornings at Freedom Friends.
If you want to see me, I suggest you come to worship.
I have cancelled two book projects, I likely won't be blogging much, at least not for a while. It will be a job where the stories I find and live will not likely be shareable.
I have told Rocinante, she is not happy with me.
But I am happy with me.
For the first time in a long time I am going to do one thing and try and do it well.
Please pray for me if you think of me.