I'm right squat in the middle of a few weeks of switching back and forth between lots of different kinds of work. Holy Week was intensely busy, and I couldn't really find any energy to think about things other than singing, and finding the mental capacity to sit through service after service. In fact, I think the lack of mental engagement I felt from church overload translated to my inability to think about academic work last week.
This week I start rehearsals for a fun and weird concert with a group I haven't sung with before, and am particularly eager to make a good impression on. I'm also swinging by campus city for less than 24 hours to conduct the first round of interviews for grad students hoping to work at new TA training in the fall. Next week is the second round of interviews and the last of this year's lecture series that I'm organizing. In the midst of all this, I'm working (slowly slowly) on my actual dissertation (as opposed to the virtual dissertation, which is all done and was submitted last year).
Hope to be able to think luxuriously later. For now, it's write, eat, and run off to campus city this evening. And sorry if you've commented recently and I haven't responded -- attention will be paid, I assure you.