The Sabbatical Diaries (#sabbaticaldiaries)

This morning as my colleagues at the University of San Francisco sat through the annual ritual of convocation that officially launches the academic year, I was headed to my local police department’s property and evidence storage unit. This is a trip I make every couple of months (for reasons I’ll explain later), even during the academic year. So there was nothing unusual about this particular trip, except its simultaneity with the convocation I’d ordinarily be obligated to attend. During this mundane morning–if one can call a visit to the police mundane–the reality of my sabbatical finally set in. Which means today also feels like the right time to launch an idea I’ve been kicking around… (more…)