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Immersion, Extraction, Re-Centering

I spent the weekend at a conference for historians, and as I walked away from the conference hotel to catch the shuttle to the airport, I found myself thinking about the processes involved in this thoroughly enjoyable social and intellectual … Continue reading

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Gang Aft Agley

So many best laid schemes! Meetings planned for awkward times. Papers to mark. Posts unwritten. But other things achieved. Images added to a piece that will soon go to open peer review. With captions! Assignments written. Email mostly answered. Dog … Continue reading

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PostADay As Writing Habit

Now that we’ve reached the second full week of the academic year, I’m using today’s post as an opportunity to reflect on how I’m doing with the goal I set for myself when I started using PostADay. I set up … Continue reading

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A Pretty Good Day

If last week began with my feeling like any kind of regular schedule wasn’t working at all, this one began much better. My alarms went off, and I heard them. And I got to campus in good time. The teaching … Continue reading

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Intense Reading

My main task for getting back into the swing of summer work has been reading a book I’ve promised to review. I’m really enjoying it; reading may well be my favorite form of work, though today I found it surprisingly … Continue reading

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Working in the Back Yard

One of my ongoing projects as I transform my back yard into a series of garden spaces involves taking up a huge stretch of tarmac that covers a full third of the space. The previous owners had a large family, … Continue reading

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However flat my learning curve might be, it’s becoming clear to me that the daily fifteen minutes works better earlier in the day than it does later. This is just one more in the long list of lessons about writing … Continue reading

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