While everyday is a search for a full-time position faculty position, I must step back and appreciate what I have. I am fully employed, classes split between two colleges and a university, and I am busy as a musician in the broadest sense. My schedule is flexible enough that I can see my kids off to school and then "struggle" with what to tackle on the to-do list - and the list is long. I often reflect on my friends who I went to school with and envy their positions in music faculties across North America. However, they might look at "my lawn" and envy the flexibility and variety in my day-to-day activities. So for now, I will try to remind myself to enjoy the journey, as the destination is a little hazy. I know where I want to go but I may choose the path less taken.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.