It's been that kind of day already. I arose two hours ago and, typical of my mornings, I started filling my head with news of politics, economics, and the arts. I don't make the coffee right away on Saturdays. My wife gets up a little after I do on the weekends and there's no reason to make coffee that will simply be cold when she finally arises.
My mind is full...of potentials...potential intellectual dead ends as well as potential deep wells of inspiration for study, and all that jazz. I'm thinking about year three of my program even though I'm only half way through the first semester of my second year. Lunacy? Yes, but that's how we roll here at the GTU. I'm working through all this new information, slowly pulling my comprehensive exam questions together for approval by the end of the academic year, and thinking about what year three might look like including whether or not we'll be living here or elsewhere when it all happens.
Yea, but my mind is full.
The possibilities of life here are rich. I would work through the comps bibliography, of course, but I might try to make time for some mandolin lessons and a professional choir. I'd need a grant, of course, to make it all possible. As this coming week is reading week, I'll be tying down all those loose ends. It's the last chance to get the applications in for next year's funding sources.
And then, to add fuel to the creative fire, I'm starting this endeavor: go to SOGOMedia and subscribe. Steve Knight is trying something new. A lot of good people will be involved. They kick off next month. I'm working up a few episodes of a short web series. I know it sounds like more work, but it's where I'm going to be working out some of these new thoughts. I'm hoping it'll provide a much needed space for fresh thought. It'll be a risk, but there you have it. It's a risk.
Thanks to Jordan Krumbine for the friendship and collabmojo.