Day in the Life, Day 5

Day 5: Friday. Busy morning and relaxing afternoon ahead.6:15am: Wake up, shower, dress, coffee, kids to bus7:30am: In my office, chatting with colleague on phone8:00am: Check email and prepare for 8:30am meeting and 9:30am phone call.8:30am: Meeting regarding personnel issue9:30am: Phone conversation with woman from England working on on-line submission system for journal10:15am: Meeting with … Continue reading Day in the Life, Day 5

Day in the Life of a Tenured Professor, Day 2

Day 2, Tuesday. Historic day: First half-Kenyan to be inaugurated as President of the United States. Is the dream still alive?Had an inch of snow overnight, so kids home from school because of school closure, and university opening is delayed until 10:30a -- for some folks. Not me.6:15am: Wake up, coffee, shower, dress, read Sunday … Continue reading Day in the Life of a Tenured Professor, Day 2

On Writing

"Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe." -- John Gregory Dunne (From the April 23, 2006 NYTBR review of Erica Jong's "Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life," by Ron Powers)