My last day at CAIR is July 24. Next week and the week after I’m working 20 hours a week. In other words, day job is winding down and I’m going back to freelancing. I have so much to say about all this, and have to be writing regularly anyway. There’s a week left of Ramadan, so my transition to the new life is a little low-key at the moment but I’ll be out the gate full force after the eid. I thought I’d grace this brief post by paying homage to Dave Matthews. Advertisements
Ramadan is less than a month away (and I’m still making up fasts from last year!) and the Goucher summer residency is roughly six weeks away. Last year I tried really hard to plan out how I would fast and survive the residency, and I ended up fasting for only one day while I was at Goucher. This year I just can’t do that. It will be the last 10 days of Ramadan (meaning I’ll be on campus for the eid) and I can’t justify missing all those days. I’ve already asked the residency coordinator for a private room so that I don’t annoy my roommate when I get up at like 4 am and she doesn’t annoy me when I go to bed at like 9 pm. She was able to arrange that, thank God. I won’t be fasting while traveling there, however, so I will miss some time. Suffice it to say that I will be keeping an anonymous journal and/or blog while traveling.
Yup, I’ll be on the Goucher campus, God willing, this Sunday. I have spent a lot of time worrying about logistics, especially since I plan to fast. The fast will begin at 4:40 a.m. and although by my last day there the time will have moved all the way up to 4:53, I am still going to be stumbling around […]
It’s roughly a month and a half now till I start the MFA program at Goucher. The program formally starts with the on-campus residency. I think I’m ready, although I still have a fair amount of reading to do before I feel like my brain will be full of enough literary journalism, memoir, biography, autobiography, crime writing, and general “true […]
If you’re not familiar with the Spin Doctors, the post title is from their song What Time Is It? It’s in honor of my continuing effort to get up at 4:30 a.m., the idea being that I will devote that time to writing and thus be able to devote the rest of the day to reporting, chores, reading, and other […]