Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Humble progress

First of all, thanks to everyone who has stopped by in the last week to read my last post!  It generated a lot of good comments and advice, and I have some pots simmering on the back of the stove of my mind.
Thanks also to Sisyphus for linking and reposting to spread the word.

Despite the gnawing, grinding emotional pressure of spending so much time with my family lately, I've been chugging along with my job/postdoc applications.  I even managed to keep up (sorta) with my theory reading.  However, my writing has been neglected of late, particularly the article that feels like it's in permanent drafting mode.  Now that I've got about three weeks of lead time before the next application deadline, I feel free to think about other matters for at least a few minutes.  I finally paid some attention to my article draft, got it to a reasonable point, and sent it to a few of my grad-school advisors for their review.  Yeah, I know, that should only take six months to receive, but even so!  Maybe now I can work on something else with a clear maybe a book manuscript?  I have my little chapter outline that I've been showing to potential funders and employers; perhaps it's time that I actually began to create chapters to match.


  1. Pththththt! Well, I've been chugging along with prepping my classes, which I then have to prep all over again after teaching. I wish I was working on my job apps and articles!

    Come over and do all my work for me! I wanna take a nap!

  2. Beer, Sisyphus. All it takes is your solemn promise of lots of beer as my reward. Well, that and gas money/airfare.

  3. Dude, I just drank all the beer --- pick some up on the way over!