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Sabbatical vs. Quitting, AKA: Jacking it all in

When I first spoke up about my plans to travel, a multitude of people tried to talk me into, rather than quitting, taking a sabbatical; an extended period of planned, unpaid leave, agreed upon with your manager under the contractual obligation that you return to work after a determined time-frame. 405 more words


The Horror of the Sabbatical

Sabbatical sounds like the best thing that can happen to researchers: plenty of time to read and write without teaching and administration. Before someone starts a sabbatical, they typically tell me all about how much work they will be able to do and how much they are looking forward to it. 532 more words

Being A Writer


As you can probably tell from the details in my last fee posts, my week in Agel really flew by. Sonim on to the next leg of my adventure where I will be studying French for 4 weeks in Aix-en-Provence. 424 more words



It’s been three weeks since my last update and some decisions are being made about the future.  Here they are:

1) Sabbatical extended to November 15. 267 more words

Fall Sabbatical with Dr. Incorvati

My fall sabbatical is giving me time to work on two essays that I’m hopeful will grow up into articles fit for publication. One of them is an analysis of style in Keats’s letters, an idea that gained some steam after a literary immersion course on Keats last fall (and thanks go to the good people in that class for being open to all sorts of ideas). 753 more words

Wittenberg University

2015 Stockholm Part II


We were up early and lugged our suitcases down to the exit.  No one was there.  Interesting.  A few minutes passed and one of the ship’s crew passed us and started laughing.  316 more words

Trip Report

Please Pass The Salt

For my last solo car excursion, I picked a place not quite as far away so thank could have a relaxing afternoon back at the château and headed to… 333 more words