Well, my travels are finally over for the summer. I’m in the airport on the way back from Boston. After spending the morning discussing a really great project they’ve got in the works (I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you), we talked a bit about how the TA Advisory Board will move forward with a few new projects through the end of the calendar year. Fun and important stuff. I am just amazed the quality of people I’ve been working with for the past couple of days. Intelligent, student-centered, insightful, and motivated. It makes me very hopeful about the future or our discipline.
But more importantly, I’m not going to be traveling anymore this summer. After a four-day trip to East Lansing (SSML), two weeks to Columbus (DMAC), three days to New Orleans (wedding), and another three days to Boston (Bedfords/St. Martin’s), I’m going to spend the rest of the summer chained to my desk at home reading for Comps this fall.
Not surprisingly, I’ve fallen behind in my reading, so I’m going to have to really buckle down and get back into a rhythm of reading/writing everyday. I’ve been reading several great books over the past two weeks, so I’ll be writing a bit about each of them. We also ended up this week, between meetings, talking about several interesting articles that I hope to blog about soon, as well.
(P.S. I wrote this yesterday at the airport, waiting for my delayed flight to board. Once to Newark, I had to sprint to the shuttle, then to a remote gate, where I got on the plane just as they were closing the doors. Then… we sat on the tarmac for three full hours waiting for clearance to leave. It took me twelve hours to fly 135 minutes. Ugh. Today, I’m trying to be distinctly un-digital and next at least this morning. Feeling better already. Air conditioning, cheap coffee, my dog, and quiet.)