Oh my goodness. I’ve just ticked off all but one of the items on my work to-do list leaving nothing but “start prospectus for book”. You know, the book that would be based on my PhD thesis but popular while still serious enough to be taken seriously, the book that would use the bits I actually like in my thesis as foundations for the research I’m interested in now, and that would obviously be a Good Idea, but that also requires thought and planning and marketing and selling and ample opportunity for rejection. I suppose I could start preparing Thursday’s teaching instead. But now I’ve worked out the whole schedule for the semester, preparing a single class really doesn’t require two days’ work. OK. I can do anything for fifteen minutes, and I promise myself I can go home after that!