Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Lot of Explaining in a Short Space...

Finally, I am free to post on my blog again! I apologize for the long gap in posts, but I was afraid of losing my job if I posted about what was going on in any visible place online. Not a problem anymore!

Needless to say, the situation at work did not stay rosy for long. I soon learned that I was employed by a hostile dictatorship, intent on targeting all of the new teachers that the last headmaster hired. I don't want to run through the lengthy laundry list of all the things that went wrong at work, but I will mention the top few issues:

1. My contract was violated a grand total of four times.
2. The school forced me against my will to go to their church (contract violation, by the way). Any church or ministry that so much as considers the use of force in order to gain members is clearly out of line and is obviously not following God’s will correctly. A church that is serving its purpose and behaving biblically will have the affect of making people want to attend, or will so convict them that they will be compelled by the Holy Spirit to attend.
3. The headmaster is incompetent and constantly lies, procrastinates, and/or blames other people.
4. The school is run in such a disorganized manner that I went crazy for two months.
5. The staff are mistreated in an absolutely appalling manner.
6. I was having 5-7 migraines per week, owing to the conditions at work.

So where am I off to next? I am going to the place that I should have gone to begin with: Back to Liberty to finish my MA in history. This time it is written in stone, as I have already completely financial check-in, paid my first payment, and broken my lease. No turning back!

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"