With the snow (and the gorgeous powder), we decided that it was time to let the boys have a go at skiing. They love sledding and ice skating, why not? They both had a lesson, and Seamus ended up being able to go down the big mountain with Patrick by the end of the day.… Continue reading Ski School
Locked in a Room
My school sponsors a writing fellowship at the end of spring semester for faculty who want to work on a piece of scholarship and write at least 3,750 words during the course of the week. They put you in a room that’s not your office, and offer to take away your cell phone, or shut… Continue reading Locked in a Room
Love the One You’re With
As summer comes to a close, and this baby’s due date approaches, I’ve been torn about the very best way to spend my time. Obviously, I have to finish writing this last chapter, but I’m also wanting to spend as much time with Patrick as possible, alone or with Seamus or friends. We’re together because… Continue reading Love the One You’re With
Shipping off the Family
Parent visit was awesome. I’ll blog on it soon when I think of some good one liners (and load up some good photos). Seamus and Patrick are off on their very first father/son camping trip. I’m so glad for them—and a little sad that I’m not with them. However, it has been productive so far,… Continue reading Shipping off the Family
Working Productively; It is Possible!
I’ve been blogging a lot about Seamus lately, because, well, he’s the only one doing anything exciting around here. But not anymore! I have regained productivity. I wrote two pages yesterday after deleting a page and a half that I had the strength to admit weren’t working. Today, I plan on writing more, more, more,… Continue reading Working Productively; It is Possible!
This week has been not very productive. Yet teaching has gone really well, with students responding to the reading with lively discussion involving students that never ever speak otherwise. I wrote one and a half encyclopedia entries. Read a book. But there’s been a lot of upheaval in schedules, etc. which caused work to move… Continue reading Work Failure
Balancing Roles as Student and Teacher
I had the honor of giving a talk for EGSA today on balancing roles as a student and teacher. We can of course add mother in here as well, since the talk, scheduled from 1-2 was not in the realm of my usual childcare scheduled time. Thanks, Jeremy for watching Seamus in your office while… Continue reading Balancing Roles as Student and Teacher