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The Professor Becomes the Student

I have conceived of sabbatical as a time to indulge in a scholarly project that, I suppose you could say, manifests my expertise on a particular subject: I am the super-teacher for the object of my research, which is a narrow but wonderful slice of architectural history.   693 more words


Sabbatical - last 48 hours of freedom

Summer Vacation 2013. Then a study sabbatical 2013-14. Then Summer Vacation 2014. And now, after 14 months out of school with very few exceptions, there’s one more hour until I’m going back. 364 more words

New York

Swimming with a Turtle

1st September: Rabbits, Hares (for the first of the month) & Turtles.

After two weeks of waking up to a beautiful Turkish scene of a rainbow coloured flowering garden, bright blue skies, a hareem of cats and chirruping excited crickets I set off back to London today to start my two month sabbatical. 282 more words


Our Summer Sabbatical

Hey, all you crazy (and not-so-crazy) mamas out there! How was your summer?

For our family, summer is a much needed break from the busyness of the school year. 542 more words


Rest: Five Things I Learned on Sabbatical

I feel as if I need to reintroduce myself now that I’m back from sabbatical. I hope I’ve changed since being away, and I know The Empty Inkwell will look a little different from now on too.  848 more words

Writer's Life


“If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.” Deuteronomy 24:5… 213 more words

The words of an insightful friend

This post offers an insight into why Julie Gilbert is one of my favorite people:

A brief meditation on death, writing and gratitude

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