It is absolutely amazing how much work I can get myself to do, just to avoid doing any writing. I just made a whole mess of phone calls that I had been avoiding – I truly hate talking on the phone, especially if any sort of customer service menu options are involved. But I have spent the last hour on the phone, as well as doing other things I’ve been putting off for a long time, like making travel plans for something I am doing in January. I wonder how much more I can get done today just by avoiding my writing task…
Minerva Cheevy is a biologist who runs an interdisciplinary research center at a large university. For about four weeks a year, she lives in the mountains and chases birds all over the place, trying to collect data. For the other 11 months, she lives in an office and chases faculty all over the place, trying to collect data..
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