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A Year of Living Positively-Day 285

It is a long day. I went back to the bank to buy more film festival tickets for some students and I. Then I bought my gym pass for the month of October. Next I went to my office to do some personal stuff on my computer and wait for a meeting. I missed the meeting, though, due to a schedule mix-up. Instead of attending the meeting, I did some more marking and planning. I could not access the gym when I wanted after lunch as there are some afternoon classes taking place there. I had to squeeze in a short workout between classes later in the afternoon, which almost made me late for my evening class. The classes went well, with some important lessons and discussion of assignments, which required more lecturing on my part. In the afternoon conversation class, I was able to lighten things up by the end of the class when I had the class collectively write a ghost story so as to practice a particular grammatical structure. That class liked that activity. The evening composition class usually seems dazed and confused but they manage to get through the tasks. Many of them do not eat dinner until they get home, which is probably after ten o’clock, so they get sleepy during the class period. It is a long day for us all.

I collected work from both classes and got a start on marking some of it. I guess I’ll should take some of the marking load with me to Seoul this weekend. It is something to occupy myself with on the train. I’ll have to be careful, though, because the last time I took marking away on a trip, I left it behind in a 
subway car. (Fortunately, it was traced back to me and I recovered it.)

Today I got news that my registration with the Public Lending Right program of Canada is completed. That is the program that pays authors small sums for having their publications put on library and bookstore shelves. Yippee! I should get a little money at least for Impressing Heaven, and perhaps the online stuff .too. Anyway, it is symbolic. It means that I have officially been recognized as a professional working writer.

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