After several days of getting absolutely nothing done--for various reasons, mostly having to do with life maintenance--I finally got going for at least a little bit today. As is always the case, the more I look at the articles I've already found, the more references I encounter to other articles that I haven't found--and off I go to try to track them down.
I have to say, I'm rather impressed that the NCC library actually has a number of volumes that I want. It's looking like I'll make a trip to campus next week to get them--but also because I have yet one more thing to add to the promotion folder. Sigh.
I really don't want to go through the pain in the ass factor of renumbering everything, reprinting the pages, blah blah, but the one place where I feel my application is weakest is in scholarship--and I just got notice that the paper I proposed for June's ASLE conference has been accepted, so I really think I ought to include it. It's a "forthcoming" deal, but still: it was accepted. (Funny: I was talking to my mother about it earlier; she asked--naturally--what it was about, and I honestly can't remember. Thank god I have the abstract to refer to.)
I also have skipped the opportunity to send an abstract to another conference. I'd have loved to try it out: the International Association for Environmental Philosophy (they accepted one of my papers millennia ago, but I missed the conference for reasons I can't now recall, and the paper was read in absentia). But I just couldn't come up with a clear enough topic before the submission deadline.
I suppose that's not a surprise: between the sabbatical project and the psych course, I sort of have a lot going on in my brain, and I just couldn't find the time or mental focus to sift out something about environmental ethics in literature--something I didn't say in the last paper for IAEP.
In any event, I'm packing it in for today. I might be able to push on a teeny bit longer, but I am heading out to go dancing--yes, despite the fact that it's effectively below zero out there.
And as I'm typing this, I'm beginning to think that I really am going to have to replace this antiquated laptop, and soon. Another snorting pain in the patoot, but better to get a new laptop before this one completely dies....
I hope to get a good day of work in tomorrow (if I'm not out buying a computer). If I work, I'll blog. That's just the way I roll, baby.