As I usually do at the end of the month I print out a copy of my metrics for www.miamiartexchange.com. This time I noticed a referrer link from CBS News. I wondered how that had happened so I went to check it out. click icon, scroll down to 15 Jan. and there you’ll see in the links provided, miamiartexchange.com as part of the wrapup after-story. I feel honored because they could have used some other site but, I have images of one of Miami’s collectors there.
Following the earlier line of thought from Nayland, I too am frustrated with parts of my life that I cannot change, the past. I went to grad school because so many people had convinced me that I was a good teacher and in order to teach on the college level I needed a master’s degree. Well, I’ve been teaching as an adjunct for 10 years. That’s 10 years too long. Spending 4 summers without steady work has eaten my meager savings. I’m on the verge of losing my residence (rental). Not that all my problems would end with a fulltime job but, it would certainly move me away from “this” place. I’m doing everything I can, legally, to get away from this place, both physically, mentally, financially, and spiritually.
I know miamiartexchange.com is not the answer but, it does provide me with a means to a career, such as it is, in art that may or may not be what I thought I could attain when I began this path. Of course, racism has diverted me more than once, meaning my hiatus of some 12 years cannot be replaced. However, seeing images of me in Italy gives one an idea of what I was doing during part of that hiatus period.