One of the beauties of living in a city and walking to work every day is the number and variety of pleasant surprises that greet you along your path. I almost stepped on this lovely prize on my way in today, and I knew y'all would appreciate if I shared:
Except, ya know, not to beat a dead rat into the ground or anything, but given this week's adjunct wars (oh, don't bother linking. you already know if you've read my last two posts), I'm not sure the view's all that different. Looking up seems a whole lot more like looking up your a$$, when it seems to entitle you to the privilege of ignoring the working conditions of the majority of your colleagues.
'K. I'm officially done with this subject for this week. And for those of you considering getting off the adjunct track and joining the nonacademic rat race, your employer might give you a Blackberry, too, and then you, too, can use it for all sorts of fun extracurricular projects, like photographing the wildlife in your neighborhood.
Have a great day, everybody!