I have three significant writing project on my desk - an essay for Nature Chemistry, my weekly column for the Catholic Standard and Times, and a book that is about half done. My sabbatical is at its midway point - in a little over three months I'll be back in the classroom again -- and I'm beginning to think about my exit strategy.
One of the great joys of this leave has been its contemplative nature -- something that the writing has fed both by virtue of where I am doing it (tucked into the dormer at the corner of my house) and its inherent demand for attention (when writing my full attention is on what I'm doing -- I have missed earthquakes!). How can I sustain something of this contemplative stance in the midst of what will be a busy fall?
I have some thoughts -- what are yours?