Daily Draw: The Llewellyn Tarot, Seven of Pentacles
What to grow? Certainly not my teaching hours which have been expanding like Japanese Knotweed intruding in to areas of life where they have no business being like research time, holidays, family life and sometimes sleep.
Modern academia operates a simple and ruthless formula. More teaching = less research time = less research output = less status = more teaching and so on…
Time to prune and sow. The blog is non negotiable.
The prevailing pragmatism forced upon the academic group is that one must write something and get it into print. Situational imperatives dictate a ‘publish or perish’ credo within the ranks