I finished my office's move to the room unofficially known as the den. The guest room is now just the guest room and the mahogany desk that converts to a dining room table is back in the dining ell. The arts and crafts desk was a good buy when I found it two years ago. … Continue reading New office complete
That is the question, although the choice is not really an either/or one. While starting to gather up my promotion materials for the external reviewers, the process somehow turned into me creating a new WordPress site just for the promotion dossier, not that doing WordPress for this is a new idea. Cheryl Ball famously did … Continue reading To dossier or to portfolio?
In some ways, I feel like I have wasted my entire sabbatical. I had a plan mapped out in my proposal and really very little of what was detailed there has happened. On the other hand, that doesn't mean nothing has happened. I still finished the blog webtext and I have a good start on … Continue reading Summer plans
Today was my day to suit up. I went on campus, signed some thesis pages, and began organizing the new projects generated by DMAC. Consequently, I don't feel like I actually did anything, but time spent planning out work is rarely wasted.
I was in a meeting today, something very common in the last few weeks of the semester, even when on sabbatical. In it, I thought of taking notes, something I'm not only bad at, but tend to lose or not find when I need the notes later. Instead, I took a photo of the screen … Continue reading Cute Glass Tricks
Today's series of storms meant a storm headache for me, not all day, but as a sort of warning system before each line of storms moved through. Nothing big happened, at least not yet, but the heaviness and the headaches severely cut back on my productivity and made me rebellious about this, day 27 of … Continue reading Storm headache
i just signed up to be an Explorer for Google Glass, me and a gazillion other people. The form had a drop-down menu of choices for the reason why I wanted Google Glass, but hey! I'm a writer, so I want another chance with more words. If Google is as all-knowing and all-seeing as some … Continue reading Pick me!
So much of my time seems to be taken up with organizing and prioritizing tasks. I still use a combination of iCal and Todo, although when I read on Facebook that uber-productive Cheryl Ball uses Things, I checked it out. It is much like what I use though, but without the project feature where I … Continue reading Habits
The more I think about it, the more I like "decompressing" as the term for what has to happen during winter break before we get up, dust ourselves off, and do it again. I've found that if I don't take time to do something frivolous that I lack energy for even the things I want … Continue reading Decompressing, the Bends, and MLA
This is an opposite land kind of term: instead of taking a vacation from writing, this winter break I took a vacation from daily life tasks and made writing a priority. I blocked out Tuesday through Friday (today!) for revising a book chapter I was lucky enough to get accepted in an edited collection coming … Continue reading Writing Vacation