This is the first day that I have felt really down, and it's not because the KKK is planning a big celebration in North Carolina. That is actually not a surprise at all. Nor are Trump's cabinet appointments and projected appointments, which are terrifying. I am angry that instead of being their best selves, some administrators are squashing the democratic process at work or trying to.
It's like the election of Trump is giving people the right to be draconian in their fiefdoms. I mean, that has always been management's prerogative, to squash unions and faculty input, but in this political context, you would think they would want to actually build alliances, not take some gas and light a match and torch any semblance of democracy. I won't go into specifics because I am dealing with the issue.
Suffice it to say, that our voices need to be heard, especially when decisions affect our working conditions.
I don't have a writing goal set for this week. Actually, that's not true. This week, I will think about the plot line whenever I can and map out the next two chapters. I haven't been living with my characters as much as I should. That doesn't seem unreasonable given the amount of time I won't have.
That's all I got.
Today, see the best in people and be your best writing self.
Dr. Jesú Estrada,