|Blueberries and yoghurt, |
in a Tobe ceramic cup, via Matsuyama...
The federal research grants are by and large about the big dollar projects and right now, my work on 19th Japanese nation-building and political influences on contemporary international relations was, frankly, not going to cut it. Can't understand why not. A number of my performing arts friends remind themselves to 'never read the reviews'... academia can be a bit like that. Your work can keep getting rejected but you've just got to keep ploughing on regardless. It is in that bit of a rut at the moment.
Mind you, at work, one's determination to lock oneself away and work tends to get a bit derailed at the office. I used to try and shut my door, switch off lights, fake absence really, but one rarely succeeds. You do need to surface from time to time to get coffee, to say the least. Those darn emails find you too, regardless of efforts to ignore them.
|Working away, course revision, at 6.12pm|
So much to do, so little time to do it. But 612ABC is still there at 6.12pm as I work away for another couple of hours. Peace, at last.