OK. Here goes. I'm totally new at this, so bear with me. I've been contemplating starting a blog for awhile. After visiting Ben in Texas and listening to his encouragement, here I am.
We (Bigfoot and I) follow several of the 'Terlingua related' blogs and so I figured we need to officially join the group. Every morning, as we read our group of various blogs, we are vicariously enjoying Terlingua.
And that's the genesis of my post's name, My Dichotomous Life. I sometimes feel that I live in two worlds. By day (so-to-speak) I outfit myself in business clothes, make-up, and earrings. I grab my briefcase and spend my day attempting to impart a bit of knowledge to college 'kids.' And while I love my job, in the end it just holds me over until we can get back down to our cabin 20 miles north of Study Butte / Terlingua. That's where I morph into my alter-ego. I lose the fancy clothes--and wear the same jeans and shirt for 4 days. Certainly no make-up or uncomfortable shoes. No briefcase. And no students who often don't give a damn about what I am trying to teach them. Our food comes from cans and from a large ice chest rather than the local diner. I cook on a two-burner propane stove and in a fire pit. We fight bugs in the summer and bitter cold in the winter. But we enjoy it.
My Dichotomous Life applies in other ways, as well. But I'll save that for another time.
I'll share more about our life as we go along--some of it certainly hum-drum and boring. After all, that's what life is, right? Same ol' same ol' with little spurts of interesting stuff in between.
Enough for now. And welcome to my world!