the blog of a busy person
Your blog sounds like the blog of a busy person, a friend wrote. Such a pity it’s the wrong sort of busy-ness – writing busy-ness has me blogging and thinking, but this keep a dozen balls in the air busy-ness doesn’t. I bet I’m forgetting something as we speak. Write.
Right, the report that’s due tomorrow. And a list of publications for a possible project. And get that info to him, and follow up on that other meeting.
See, that’s really not very interesting or bloggable, is it? When I’m in this, I have trouble rising high enough above it to see the forest instead of the trees. It’s an unfamiliar kind of busy-ness. It makes me appreciate how teaching and research, though often pressured day-to-day deadlined kind of activities, do allow and require a good deal of thought. You get to see the forest. The views. I enjoy blogging that stuff.
I guess the four minutes spent writing this are a glimpse of the big picture. Now, back to the trees.