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Time hangs so heavy in the summer…

May 16, 2016

Hmm, good question

Adventures in History and Archaeology

Henry James wrote in his Portrait of a Lady: “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

As for this lady, well, so many summer mornings will be filled with lovely runs and rides through town, summer days filled with research and writing long delayed, summer afternoons full of trips to the park with my toddler, and summer nights with relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine.  (This is all not to say anything about afternoon tea [see opening lines of Portrait for my thoughts on that].)  But with all the hours free from teaching, grading, prep and campus duties, how will I organize my work?  How do you organize it?

PhD comics

Usually, at the start of every new chunk of time–summer and winter break, as well as each semester–I do a breakdown of tasks for…

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