Wrapping Up, Hit The Ground Running

I'm wrapping up a semester of course work for a teaching credential and everything went quite well. I can't recall being that busy in some time, but a lot was learned. And, I use the passive construction there because it honestly felt a little bit like I was just along for the ride through these past few months—there was that much to do on a daily basis.

I hope to use the momentum, albeit with a more active construction on my part, to move into an equally busy period of dissertation writing, high school teaching, and finishing off the credential program. I'm spending my mornings dedicating myself to reading through a lot of books for the dissertation and I'm finding it a great time to read. In addition to revisiting Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy and Gregory Maguire's Wicked series I have the following books on my immediate reading list:


  • Fontenay, E. D. (2012). Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights (Posthumanities) (French Edition). Univ Of Minnesota Press.
  • Seshadri, K. R. (2012). HumAnimal: Race, Law, Language (Posthumanities). Univ Of Minnesota Press.


  • Kenan, R. (2000). A Visitation of Spirits: A Novel (Reprint ed.). Vintage.
  • Silko, L. M. (2006). Ceremony: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Anniversary ed.). Penguin Books.

There's also Octavia Buttler and Art Spiegelman on the horizon. My schedules are daunting, but if there's one thing I've learned it's that a little chip each day can