Just a quick list of what needs to get done this week...
1. prepare for my meeting with The Medievalist to discuss issues of literacy (not mine, but that of the Middle Ages), violence, aesthetics, and general cognition
2. write essay for the Popular Culture Theory class...I'm thinking about "diaspora" and "nationalism" and how race is interwoven in such projects of self-identification...sometimes unhelpfully
3. comprehensive exam questions: I need them. I need to connect with professors to start discussing them. I would like to present them by year's end. Many questions to think through right now
4. nap: sleep deprivation is making mad, making me crazy
...And a little of Psalm 43 to keep me honest.
O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me
and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.
And that I may go unto the altar of God,
even unto the God of my joy and gladness
and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God, my God.
Why art thou so heavy, O my soul
and why art thou so disquieted within me?
O put thy trust in God
for I will yet give him thanks,
which is the help of my countenance,
and my God.