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Errantry: Novak's Journal
...Words to cast/My feelings into sculpted thoughts/To make some wisdom last
Personal: I Am Not Dead 
28th-Nov-2006 02:21 pm
Brown Jacket/Bookcase
How should I say this? Delicately? I'm not sure how. Firmly? To be sure. Boldly? Why not?

I am not dead.

I'm over in my office, currently, at my posted office hours for students, and I just found out from Gale, the woman who runs the Department of Theology, that someone who was very upset had called the Graduate School having heard that I had died. The Graduate School, not being able to confirm this, called Gale, and Gale checked in with me, and I performed all the conversational checks necessary to confirm that I was actually talking with her and not having a Sixth Sense-kind of experience.

Buy Life and Other ImpossibilitiesThus I repeat: I am not dead.

Or I could say it with literary flair, quoting Twain: "Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

If I were dead, however, it follows that my CD would become a very valuable collectors item, right? You'd want to buy lots of them as Christmas stocking-stuffers for people of taste you know, just to get them in on the opportunity, right? In fact, the thing is pretty okay on its own merits, so you might want to do that anyway. You know, just in case.
29th-Nov-2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
On more of a serious note: What if you were to die? How would your lj friends find out? Did you ever give that any thought?
30th-Nov-2006 04:02 am (UTC)
Well, I suppose that's kind of a sensible question/eventuality. If something happened in the short term, I suppose I hope my Mum (who's a regular reader) would have the presence of mine to turn on my computer and make some sort of final note/announcement.

But it is kind of a complication that my "inner circle" of regular, local, daily-contact kinds of people are at best readers/lurkers only, never commenting in the pages of the journal itself.
30th-Nov-2006 04:57 am (UTC)
No one in my "inner circle" looks at my lj and no one has my password. So, should I suddenly stop posting....I could be in another realm. Perhaps I will find some other medium to convey the news.
30th-Nov-2006 05:06 am (UTC)
I do have it set so that I'm just automatically logged-in on my journal when the browser opens there, so anyone coming to my computer would have that opportunity....
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