It's summer and--as usual--I'm working on about ten projects at once, and thinking about five or six others. But--I'm getting things done!
Here I am reading the first Episode from Normal School. Chapters 1, 2, and 3. Listen and be amazed! Then go over to Normal School and read the whole thing!
Readings and Ridiculosities Five: Normal School Episode One
And then go to Amazon and buy some books....
Busy closing out the semester and working on classes and grading and Normal School and Burnt House and about a jillion other important crucial worthwhile projects...and my students drew pictures of American Eagles....
Spring break. I've been mostly resting and recovering from strep, but I've also been doing a few W&E things....
Still modestly productive, still moderately exhausted.
Had a minor disaster when Word swallowed about 450 new words I added to Normal School but I will replace it all from memory. Had successes with reading events and classes. Dave Oliphant’s terrific new book is almost complete. Young Scholars are brilliant. Sharks have erratic impulses. I enjoy new books by friends….
I guess I've been productive. I know I've been busy. Wait--there is a line from Normal School that explains everything:
“Hey, everybody’s tired,” I said. “I’m tired—it’s the tired time of the semester, you know?”
I wonder what April will be like.
Still--classes are good. I'm making progress on Normal School. I got to discuss my mentor, Shelby Hearon, with students. I'm editing a new book by Dave Oliphant. I'm calmer than some people....
Writings and editings and teachings, too. Spent most of this week preparing for the coming semester. Still, work was done....
The semester races along, the book(s) more or less race along. I did a reading at wonderful Malvern Books in Austin. Workmen carted away the broken fridge....