Getting Back into the Swing of Things

keep-calm-_-hes-backI know that everyone has been waiting with bated breath for four months now for the latest post here, and I’m happy to say that the most jam-packed semester of my life is now at an end. It’s time to resume posting!

In case you have wondered what has kept me from posting since January, the short version is that I essentially did the work of two full-time faculty members this spring. I am reluctant to explain in detail what exactly I had to do in terms of teaching, writing, and administrative duties. I suspect that those of you familiar with academia would conclude that, being spread so thin, I must have done a horrible job at everything. The workload, along with the commitment to spend more time with my family, prevented me from devoting time to this blog or the Great Books Project.

However, the spring semester is over, grades are entered, and it’s time to get back in the saddle. Here’s what I’ll be focusing on in May:

  1. Completing the writing and recording of a new lecture series on the history of conservatism and libertarianism for Liberty Classroom.
  2. Working out the transition into my new responsibilities for the university (more on this soon).
  3. Resuming the Great Books Project.

Thanks for your patience while I have been on hiatus. I’m particularly gratified that the blog continued to pick up new followers over the last few months even though I hadn’t been posting. I appreciate all who spend some of their valuable time on this site.

More to come!

UPDATE: I forgot I also have a conference paper to prepare for a presentation on May 30 as well as a book review to submit this month to the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. It has been that sort of semester.

About Dr. J

I am Professor of Humanities at Faulkner University, where I chair the Department of Humanities and direct online M.A. and Ph.D. programs based on the Great Books of Western Civilization. I am also Associate Editor of the Journal of Faith and the Academy and a member of the faculty at Liberty Classroom.
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5 Responses to Getting Back into the Swing of Things

  1. Thanks Jason for the update. It’s a fun project, but obviously time-consuming. It is understandable that family and work priorities must come first. We will enjoy your posts when you have time. Adios. – David

  2. connie says:

    I totally agree, and it gave me time to catch up. Welcome back!!

  3. pdefor says:

    Glad to see you back!

  4. AND an amazing chapter for “The Inklings and King Arthur” to write — which I must say you did with aplomb.

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