Before you get all mad at me for promoting a meme supporting one political party over another, let me just say that I am not doing that. I am promoting the simple ingenuity and creativity of the American people.
Classes started today and, I'll admit, I was looking forward to it. It's nice to hear the excited chatter of students (yes CMMA students too) in the classrooms and hallways. After a few hours, I'll also admit, it wore a little thin. But I still enjoyed it. What was a little strange was not having two icons of communication - Dr. Terre Layng Rosner and Mr.
Sitting in Joliet, it’s both easy and hard to think about the war in Ukraine. Easy, because pictures of the devastation are plastered all over traditional and non-traditional media. Hard, because we all want to do something to help the Ukrainians but haven’t a clue about what. I’m too old to fight and, more likely, too chicken.
When you have had enough, it becomes time to stand up and fight for what is right. To actually figure out what IS right in a time of chaos and then use your powers and talents to truly do the right thing at the right time. We all need to figure out what that is, now, and DO it.
I teach a class called “CMMA 485 Portfolio” and, in it, I try to prepare graduating seniors to go out and find a job in the cold, cruel world. We talk about the kinds of careers they want to have, balancing work/life issues, interviewing, resumes, cover letters and the students also create a portfolio website to showcase their work to potential employers. Because of the class, I am paying more attention to the economics of the labor market in the US and the only thing I can say, for certain, is that it’s weird out there.