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It's the coolest grayest Beltaine-tide in a while, but I'm not complaining [while bracketing whatever chaos factors of anthropogenic effect probably shift our weather systems this way alongside more harmful changes]--- it seems peaceful, and dreamy, and a suitable cauldron for all the big gentle changes and creative work in my life right now.

For those who don't know: I've been working on my own Tarot deck, a deeply magical, elemental, Jewitchy deck with a zinester aesthetic. It's called the Hidden Light, and if you want to preorder a deck and make a pledge to help get it into the world you can do that here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thehiddenlight/the-hidden-light-tarot-an-earthy-cosmic-magical-de

Today is my last day teaching at Stony Brook (and also the last day of my retiring feminist philosophy prof/diss. committee member with the lemon meringue hair who's seated next to me on the bus, typing away after our conversation about the imagined Retired Itinerant Philosphers' E-ssociation), last day schlepping out there 'til diss defense (if I can't do that in the city) and graduation. My final paper for my last bit o' wags (women&gender) coursework is a zine that I'll finish pasting and photocopy at school. A good time to end.

Then, this month I'll finish my last diss. chapter and send it out, start revising, write an intro & conclusion, defend in the fall. The end of an era (called what, institutional student? I'm always learning but this is something else, a shift to the other side).

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Date: 2016-05-04 07:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cactus_rs
What's on the agenda after the diss?

This is so exciting! :D I got so intimidated by philosophy as an undergrad that I couldn't imagine going postgrad in the field. I always felt like the dimmest person in the room by like the 201 stuff; for me it's really exhilarating to watch you run with this and work with this and succeed with it. Work it!!

Date: 2016-05-06 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starfrosting.livejournal.com
getting a teaching job! (G-d-willing) in the meantime, adjuncting while I apply/'til that comes through.
thanks for the philosophy confidence-- obviously it's my path in some ways, but I have a fairly fraught or at least not straightforward relationship with it. I bet you were brighter at it than you give yrself credit for.

Date: 2016-05-04 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taxishoes.livejournal.com
HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIIIIIDE.

Oh wait I guess I can't say that quite yet, but congrats on almost being done! Thanks for the timeline.

What is the deadline on your kickstarter again?

Date: 2016-05-05 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starfrosting.livejournal.com
((sorry, that was me-- kickstarter ends may 21st!))

Date: 2016-05-07 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gypsyecks.livejournal.com

Wow! Congrats on the steps toward defence! You're so close! Thinking good thoughts for you, friend.

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