Three quick updates from my desk.
1. I’m being promoted!? Good news arrived this week: After endorsement from my home department, my promotion (from “Adjunct Assistant” to “Adjunct Associate” Professor of English) has been approved by the college-wide “P&B” (“personnel & budget”) committee. I’m told that it’s basically a done deal—but I’m not updating any bios until I’m sent something “official.”
2. I’m working on the October edition of The Practicing Writer, which will go out to subscribers one week from now. In the meantime, please remember that many opportunities listed in the September issue are still open for submissions/entries.
3. ‘Tis the season—the Jewish New Year season, that is. During these days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I often think back to an essay I wrote back in college. (You can find it archived here.)
For another version of the prayer that runs throughout the essay—chanted and recited by different clergy than those mentioned in the piece, but in the very same synagogue, all these years later—I offer you this clip from last Saturday’s service.