10/26/2004: "Sorry for the rant..."
I just reread the mean spirited remarks I made last night and feel kind of bad about them. I think finding that review sent me spinning back in time and the hurt from it is still fresh. For the record, I had many excellent and supportive art instructors at UAA and had a wonderful time in every studio class that I had there. I think that's why the cherry on top came as such a shock. I take back most of what I said. I did learn a lot from my instructors and I have no idea why they graded me so poorly on work that had been getting me straight A's every semester before. Who knows? They probably legitimately hated the stuff, I just wish I had seen it coming.
Well, I'm off to a conference in Kansas City, a friend will be staying at my place and watching my two cats. I'm doing a presentation on the "Cultural Infusion Curriculum Project for Faculty Enhancement" at the National Association of Multicultural Educators (NAME). I'm only a co-presenter and the other guy is an Ed faculty who basically put the whole project together and then invited me along for the ride. I just hope I do a good job because I'm not exactly clear on what I'm supposed to do.
Wish me luck!