Back in Nashville after attending a Medieval Conference in Kalamazoo, MI, visiting good friends in Holland, MI, and spending two days in Chattanooga with my kids, I am in the process of making that strange and sometimes difficult transition into summer.
It is not quite like turning a ship around because many of the same activities and responsibilities stay the same. It is more like a new rhythm or a new motion.
I want to post my paper from the conference, and a few other pieces I have been working on or planning to work on. I’m starting a very humble exercise routine. I’d like to blog on the last few Russian novels I’ve listened to. There is prep work for next year to be done. Not to mention all the routines and responsibilities which continue. The hardest part is simply to allow gravity and grace to move me into this short three month period and not try to jump into intensive activity. When I put to much pressure on myself, it ends in excessive internet or TV.
One difficulty is entering a three month trial of a cholesterol medicine (statin) which is making me a bit tired and giving me bad dreams. But in a sense this is only making the importance of a gradual transition more imperative.
With all that said, I hope to be back to posting regularly this week, or maybe the next.