Monthly Archives for December 2005

Beginning

R. and I were talking yesterday just before lunch about the strange anxieties and difficulties that I’m having with writing right now. Some of it’s been about jetlag, of course; some of it’s about a more general unfocusedness. Some of … Continue reading

31 December 2005 by KF
Categories: writing

Here and Now

The end of the year comes in a great rush of late — the leap from Thanksgiving to the end of classes; the sprint from the end of classes to finish grading; the mad dash from the end of grading … Continue reading

30 December 2005 by KF
Categories: pondering

Warming Up

A sabbatical is a good thing. As is the change of scenery that comes with a trip abroad. R. and I are definitely on vacation, but these two weeks are very much a working vacation for the both of us; … Continue reading

28 December 2005 by KF
Categories: writing

Guilt-Free

There is something quite lovely about reading everybody’s early MLA posts and knowing that, not only am I totally not going there this year (for only the second time since 1996), I’m not even on the same continent. Why is … Continue reading

28 December 2005 by KF
Categories: academia, conferences

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, from hotel room Originally uploaded by KF. The flights were fine. The hotel is grand. And Amsterdam is, as we remembered, gorgeous. But it is cold. Not just cold, but snowing. And as any of my pals from my … Continue reading

27 December 2005 by KF
Categories: travel

Merry Christmas, All

Thus far, R. and I have managed to survive our holidays with only a modicum of fallout, which is not a thing to be said lightly. In fact, it may well be tempting fate, something I hope to undo with … Continue reading

25 December 2005 by KF
Categories: travel

Next Year, Miracle-Ear for Everybody!

The subject line of this post is what I muttered at my mother after several hours of hanging out with my family, each and every last member of which is suddenly deaf as a post, except for my mother, and … Continue reading

23 December 2005 by KF
Categories: family, life

Free

It’s taken me a few days since arriving in Baton Rouge to clear up the last details of the semester, but grades are now filed, comments have all been sent to the proper students, various administrative tasks have been checked … Continue reading

20 December 2005 by KF
Categories: travel, writing

Almost

Not too much left: – One job talk. – One committee meeting. – One literary interpretation final paper. – Eight new media final projects. – Two senior theses. – One revised curricular document. – Two letters of recommendation. And, last … Continue reading

14 December 2005 by KF
Categories: to do

Add Them to the List

Of institutions with which I will no longer do business, that is: FTD.com. I will so no longer do business with them that I’m not even going to throw them the link. Anyone who wants to ignore my boycott recommendation … Continue reading

13 December 2005 by KF
Categories: grousing

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