Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Joy and an Honor

Sometimes, I am just astonished at how lucky I am to be able to do the work that I do. I am spending the weekend working with a group of doctoral students on writing. We are talking about dissertations, research, writing productivity, the psychosocial barriers to writing, ect. Now, they are doing an hour of writing on their dissertation topic, working through a model I provided them on the different modes or phases of academic writing. I sit with them in silence, or rather, in a space of silence that is interrupted only by the hitting of computer keys. I watch their faces, bet the two giant labrators on the floor; how lucky I am.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed i feel similarly- i work unassisted though, alone in the solitude of my home. NO guides to guide me but a friend who is a senior academic kind enough to be there for me when i want to discuss an idea. Neither is the work of any degree - just my first book. And oh yes! surrounded by dogs- four in my case.