Sunday, March 19, 2006

Back on the dissertation train

I have to get back to work on the diss, after about a week off, thanks to traveling and then recovering from the traveling.

So, today, unfortunately, will be quiet around here. But here's some random thoughts and links as a send off. First, I very much liked New Kid's post about writer's block, especially given my own lack of writing lately. She offers some very good advice there. I posted my own writing schedule there, but I'll elaborate here too, in case anyone else wants to try to write a dissertation while having a fulltime job and kids to raise. On the weekends, I try to work 2-4 hours, usually in the morning, from 10-12, with another stint in the afternoon. On Mondays and Wednesdays, I go away, usually to Starbucks, right after dinner and work for about 2-3 hours. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I work at home, usually after the kids are in bed. I shoot for 2 hours, but often it's only an hour or so. Friday, I don't work. I sometimes am able to squeeze in an hour of source searching at work.

I also very much enjoyed Musey's post on education. Those of us in education and/or those of us with kids in the system should really start thinking about the state of education and listening to some experts.

Finally, here's my political link for the day. Read it and weep. It's related to my previous post. How prescient I am. :)