Great Television

Tucker gave the monologue of his life tonight on how Trump is a liar with the personality of a used car salesman. This is great television, folks. And great analysis of the political situation.

Tie Me Down

If I become chair, I’ll have to be in the office every day, which is something I’ve never done. This will really help me ramp up my research. I will have six (seven if things go really well) publications in 2019. And 3 plus a book lined up for 2020 already in November of 2019. But that’s not enough. I can do more if somebody chains me to a desk.

And hey, it’s not like I’m churning it out unthinkingly. My first article on a novel by a Central American writer was praised by reviewers as being based on superb familiarity with the writer’s entire literary output. I read most of his novels and two of his essay collections to write about this single novel.

All I need is to be forced to work more. A colleague asked me recently if I don’t feel like I’m already at 100% capacity. But I feel I’m at about 20% at most.