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July 11, 2008

Friends & Colleagues,

H&E posts will be irregular for the next week or so. I’m writing a boatload of evaluation letters for my subsistence job, so even my daydreaming time for posts is being cut short. … Sigh. … It makes me sad when circumstances force me to concede that history is currently my other, non-primary professional activity.

– TL

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4 Comments
  1. hang in there – as we all try to balance those passions with capitalist survival.

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  2. Ira,

    Thanks for the pick-me-up. I need it. These letters are a m-a-j-o-r drag.

    – TL

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  3. Tim, can I recommend copy and paste? 🙂

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  4. Lunchbox,

    If I were doing this for the underperforming, less-than-caring cohort at my institution, I'd be tempted. But this group is a high-maintenance bunch of overachievers who rarely cut corners. Despite the fact that the letters are a drag to write, how could I reward them with slapdash?! Only my desire to provide them with a fitting reward can temporarily repress my desire to think about history and the profession. Sigh.

    – TL

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