I never thought I’d be the kind of person to start a blog and then let it go for great lengths of time, but there it is…that’s exactly what I’ve done.
The truth of the matter is, I’ve let The Althing slide the last few weeks. I’m going to blame my job. After ten plus years as a prison librarian, the Florida Department of Corrections eliminated my position as part of a cost cutting frenzy. C’est la vie. Folks in central orifice advocated on our behalf (myself and the other three regional librarians) and we kept jobs, albeit non-library ones. I have spent the last few weeks transitioning into an Education Supervisor position at New River CI, sort of a prison school principal. This has entailed many things not so demanding upon my free time, but upon my mental reserves. The Thang has suffered for it, along with this blog. I promise I will do better, but then it’s only a promise. My inmate workers swore they could always tell when I was lying to them. The tip off was that my lips moved.