I blame the post-spring break slump, a little.
Maybe you know what I mean. When your spring break comes in April, it's hard to get motivated for the rest of the semester. My students feel it. My colleagues feel it. I sure feel it. I should be ramping up for that final push, but I just can't seem to motivate myself, and the days slip away.
It's been a strange couple of months, which hasn't helped. The ups of progress toward tenure and a couple of favorable reviews on the book MS alternate with some setbacks in the non-academic portions of my life (health, relationships, losing a good friend to cancer). Right now, I'm kind of running on fumes, waiting for inspiration.
Until it comes, I'm doing the work from day to day so I don't fall behind. I've also picked up my beloved point-and-shoot camera again, focusing on the world through a viewfinder until my natural focus returns. It's a good thing to get back to. So if you see more photos on the site -- even ones that have little or nothing to do with the post -- that's why.