Thursday, November 09, 2006

Four weeks to go

I still feel like I'm living in a dream. I keep thinking about "Waking Life." It just keeps getting better and better. Four weeks from today the whole semester is over for me. I have turned in everything deliverable I owe except for two term papers. One is about 95% finished. The other is a group project that is perking along at a good pace. The efficiency and organizational challenge did indeed turn out to be all that I needed to get the whole effort down to manageable proportions. I've had free weekend time, relaxed evenings, though I still tend to work until late on Mondays through Thursdays, and even on Fridays on the weeks that Dennis is in Houston. But I still absolutely love everything I am doing. I just don't have to do it 80 hours a week to get it all done. So I have had plenty of time to reflect, to chat with people, to blog, to write my papers. And the connections are now so numerous that I don't actually see any separation between my classes. Notes for one class are written all over the readings for another, and for my papers I'm working on for the independent study with Phil. It's all one big happy exploration of ideas.

It occurred to me today that I could modify my copyright class (assuming I'll teach it again after I graduate) to include a future of the libraries component, a policy component, not just copyright. I should talk to Phil about this because our Copyright Law and Policy class might be better suited to this adaptation. I will certainly have enough material to maybe teach a whole class on it at some point, but it might be hard to get it approved (for me to teach it) since it would be outside my established credentials (copyright lawyer). Well, it's something to think about.

I placed out of 16 hours of french and am registered for a 3rd year class in the spring. I'm not so worried about french now. I feel a little more playful about it, not so serious. I'll do fine. I do need to get started making my arrangements though. May will be here before I know it...

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