• Should I do more of the same or something different?

    A funny thing happened on sabbatical this semester. Sabbaticals are the semester-off-from-teaching given to professors every seven years or so. I got one for this semester, Spring 2014, and going into it my implicit assumption went something like this: I’ll have twice as much time, so I’ll work twice as hard, get twice as much done, and live twice as happily ever after. Basically, double-down on doing more of the same.

    About a month into it, however, I noticed that wasn’t what was happening.

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