Day Log 6-10-09

No work yesterday because of 1) Millie’s graduation from the 2nd grade and 2) a funeral service and gathering afterwards Lisa had to go to, leaving me w/ kids, and 3) a softball game. Also was slowed this morning by 4) dentist visits for Lisa & Millie leaving little guy with me.

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Looking Ahead: June 2009

Well, I’ve finished with the Livingston papers, teaching duties are done and I have three mostly open weeks in Princeton remaining before we leave town. Moving-related chores will take up some of my time, as will health-related activities, but I think I should be able to accomplish at least one substantial “project” during this time. With that in mind, the major projects I have in mind for the near future are as follows:

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Weekly Log: May 12 – June 4

My hope is that eventually the Weekly Log category will actually sum up what I’ve done each week. However, this post, covering a period of 24 days, sets a precedent for loose construction of the term “week” — I may simply sum up and report “every so often.” Anyway, here’s what I’ve done since this blog began on May 12.

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People: Thomas Jefferson

First in a new series detailing the individual dramatis personae in my dissertation. Although many of the people I study are somewhat obscure, I think it’s appropriate to start off with a major figure in US history, Thomas Jefferson.

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Day Log 6-1-09

NOTE: for this week I will be trying to fit in a couple hours of research every morning, then devoting afternoons to moving-related chores: moving and renewing books, packing my office, organizing my storage locker, dealing with money matters, etc etc etc. Although all this drudgery is technically dissertation-related, I won’t weigh down this blog with the dull details of it!

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