1. New Verity Episode! Episode 46: Communication Breakdown is live. 2. Work is quiet, in the sense that I’m mostly working on things like annual reports and tenure portfolio reviews, that I can poke at slowly over time well before the deadlines. We are planning Digital POWRR workshops in the fall (I will be […]
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2013 was an interesting year, full of beginnings and endings. Michael and I were discussing it (as you do), and I felt like I hadn’t accomplished anything this year. So we started listing the things that we did this year, because they should count! 1. I got tenure. This is a BIG BIG DEAL, as it […]
…and live tweeted it. It’s here. You’re welcome.
I went to the ANADPII conference in Barcelona late last month, followed immediately by Chicago TARDIS, hence my radio silence over here. Jet lag is definitely a thing. So was food poisoning, which I acquired on the flight home from Barcelona. UGH. I’m better now, thanks. Anyway, I’m beginning to do my writeup of my […]
“So, when are you going to write your novel/short story?” I get this question more often than you might think, especially lately. I’m an editor. The assumption is that I really must love fiction, short and long, to be doing this editing thing. (Trust me, it’s not particularly lucrative.) I’m indeed taking a break from […]
1. Christopher de Hamel is coming to campus today! He’ll be in Special Collections later this afternoon before his talk at 5 pm. I’m still rather excited. 2. Spain prep continues apace. This conference is going to be amazing. 3. Just ordered this Karen Hanmer piece for our collections. Teach all the binding methods! I’m […]
1. This week will be busy on campus, as it’s Open Access Week, and the NIU Library is hosting a TON of programming. I’m doing the “crash course” lunchtime brown-bag sessions. You should come! (No, seriously. Come to this. It’s important!). 2. Goal #2 this week is to get Caitlin her Halloween costume. We’re hoping […]
THIS EXISTS AND IS ON ITS WAY TO ME AT LONG LAST!!!!
So, 5 things. 1. I seem to be going through a post-tenure burnout/depression period. Yes, it’s a thing. A thing that I am currently experiencing. My particular manifestation is keeping me from taking as much pleasure in successes as I would like, or not trusting them, and not really knowing what happens next. The tenure […]
So, I’ve been tenured for a couple of weeks now. Here’s what I’ve been up to: 1. We bought a new car! It’s a 2013 Mazda 5. Our 1999 Saturn has been on its last legs for quite some time, up to and including making a bit of a death rattle on the way to […]