Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Checking in...

Well, it's been almost a month since my last post, which says something about how preoccupied I have been this summer. So here's what's new:

1) My summer school class is almost over. I give the final exam tomorrow. I'm quite lucky in that this has been a great class--terrific students helped make the weeks fly by. And I love the material, too, which makes teaching it--even at an accelerated pace--a real pleasure.

2) I am juggling at least four scholarly projects at the moment: two journal articles, the special edition of a journal I am guest-editing, and a conference paper. I'm making fairly decent progress on each one, but I can't believe it's almost July!

3) Summer Advising and Registration starts on Monday. That will cut into my research time (but not as  much as teaching). On the other hand, I get paid (yay!) and it's kind of fun.

4) I am trying to do some "vacation-y" things this summer. So far, that has included a fun weekend trip to Greensboro and another quick visit to New York for Father's Day.

All in all, a pretty good summer so far!