“For the Aymara people living in the Andes, the past lies ahead and the future lies behind. Laura Spinney looks at how different languages reflect, and shape, our conception of time. ”
In case you have “time” to read this article, it is interesting though that is not exactly what I had in mind when I titled this blog post. I was actually referring to the delay in setting up a new Blog and adding something substantial to it because of other administrative issues that needed to be addressed when David had to resign from the position as President. I have heard from David and he appears to be enjoying his new job immensely though he misses being part of APTE. I told him we would take a vote to see if anyone opposed inviting him to our summer social even though he is now an Administrator — he seemed to get excited about the possibility of seeing everyone again.
But seriously, since his departure we have had one General Meeting (April 2nd), one Committee Representative [Pseudo Executive Council] meeting (March 19th), and one meeting with the PLT (on April 1st – coincidence?). We have also made some additional revisions to the Website, brainstormed a fund-raising project that we could coordinate in a short period of time, and plan for the votes on the constitutional changes as well as the next year’s officers and Executive Council/Committee Representatives.
Since the change in governance came upon us so quickly we have had to make some decisions at the officer and Executive Council level that we might normally bring to the membership. As we plan for the coming year in late June/ early July we will make every attempt to plan for the entire year and ensure all APTE members have ample opportunity to contribute ideas, skills, talents, and time (there’s that word again) towards the association’s goals.
Having said that, I will try to post regularly (at least every other week) and keep you informed of any interesting issues that affect our membership. In the meantime have a great week and make time for stress relief, because as the Aymara people living in the Andes know, “the past lies ahead and the future lies behind.”