Living Vicariously

September 1, 2008

According to Gloria Steinem, “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”  Unfortunately, it is too late (for me, anyway) to have the experience of living in a college dorm.  I’ll just have to hope that my daughter will make the best of this adventure.  Good luck, Leigh!

Although I won’t be living in a dorm, I will be going back to school tomorrow.   Author, educator and activist, Jonathan Kozol, best known for his books on education in the United States, such as Savage Inequalities, is the scheduled speaker.  That should be interesting.

I’m really not looking forward to going back to work at all.  I still can’t get a shoe on my sprained foot, and my chest wall is very tender.  I experience sharp pain with every step and breath I take.

There has to be a better way – not just to make a living, but to live life.

Song of the Day:  Vicarious by Tool


12 Responses to “Living Vicariously”

  1. LA said

    Good luck, Leigh!

    Mick’s back to school tomorrow too and I have one grumbly bear on my hands. sigh… ~LA

  2. Wishing Leigh good luck. And wishing you healing.

  3. Sunday said

    Dammit, there is! I’ve been thinking about it constantly, and all I’ve come up with is some sort of Church Of The Heavenly Porn where scantily dressed church members listen to the word of the Lord. The reverend could be Vanity or Appolonia, whichever one turned to Christianity. We’ll be rich! Rich, damn, hell, ass kings! 😉

  4. Sunday said

    RYC: Nah, I can’t smoke anything, because I don’t strike matches (my parents did a VERY good job on telling me not to play with matches), but more of a sort of desperation thing–what makes more money on the internet? Sex and psuedo-religion. Combine the two, instant $$$$!

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  6. We’ve been back since the 20th…and I think we’ve settled in so far. Of course, it is a little newer to me since I am now full time day teacher as opposed to part time afternoon teacher…which at the beginning, when the little guys (gals as we have all girls and one boy!) are settling in, it isn’t easy. The crying and not sleeping well at naptime is still going on, but it will calm soon (I am praying that it will!) For Scott H, it has been some new things (more responsibilities and more advanced classes) but a lot of review so far.

    I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it will be for you though, with all your physical problems. I pray for some sort of relief so that you can do what is needed.

    Good luck to Leigh on her new adventure too. (and to you too Mom!)

  7. Sasha said

    For you…hm, you deserve a winning lottery ticket so you don’t have to work or live in pain. *sigh*

    Good luck to Leigh. I went to a university that was a ten minutes drive from my parents house so I missed out on the dorm thing. I’m sure she’ll love it!

  8. I didn’t have a dorm life (or college life) either. Hope that room stays as nice and neat as it is in the photo!
    Good luck with your return to school…hope your health improves…you are right…there has to be a better way…just wish you could figure out what it is…

  9. LeAnn said

    Leigh is going to have the best memories of her life! It is a shame that you actually have to return to work in that condition. I don’t know how you’re gonna do it! I do hope your first day back is pleasant.

  10. Bev said

    Oh, I’m jealous. I’ve read a couple of Kozol’s books and I hope he’s as good a speaker!

  11. May you find healing and Leigh have fun in school.

    mz. em

  12. Joan said

    Happy Belated Birthday!! Also, I love the sharf! I don’t wear a sweater at work – too confining – so I throw a pashmani around my shulders and it’s just perfect! Girlfriend, I think you could market that sharf – then you could quit the job and go on QVC and make a fortune!!

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