The semester starts for everyone else this week, and for me, it's time to really buckle down.
The big goal this week is to revise an essay I should have revised ages ago, and send it out. In order to revise the essay, I'm rereading the text first, and then will work on revisions. I also need to make sure I have a good handle on the journal's submission requirements.
Second on the list is to email the head of our promotions committee and let him know I'm planning to go up for promotion.
Today, I went to the city Labor Day gathering. It was disappointingly sparsely attended, alas. But I did have a nice chat with a local party volunteer, and am planning to get involved in volunteering this fall since I have more time than ever before during an election.
On Saturday, I volunteered for a local voter registration thing on campus, but they didn't realize that people can't register until they've lived somewhere for ten days, so talking to students moving into the dorms didn't seem effective. But then I realized that they weren't really so much interested in registering voters, but more in getting students to put their names on a list to be reminded to vote and so forth. I recognize the importance of such lists, but since I was more interested in registering folks to vote, I was less than thrilled.
And that's the week!