Best laid plans


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Grafitti near the Oxford Canal

Between tomorrow and Friday, I have resolved to achieve a burst of productivity. That means being up and doing something worthwhile by 9:00am each day. It also means finishing the following bits of reading:

  1. Lomborg’s The Skeptical Environmentalist (re-reading)
  2. Lindsay Johnson’s MA thesis
  3. Bromley and Paavola’s Economics, Ethics, and Environmental Policy
  4. Faulkner’s “Barn Burning”
  5. Mukund Rajan’s M.Phil thesis
  6. Bernstein’s The Compromise of Liberal Environmentalism
  7. Karen Litfin’s Ozone Discourses

In addition to that, I am going to put a good deal of thought into the direction in which to take the thesis. Hopefully, the editor from the MIT International Review will get back to me with information on what editing is needed, precisely, and I can get started on that as well. I will also finish looking up the missing bits in the bibliography of Dr. Hurrell’s that I am editing.

One last element that I will add to the plan, for the moment, is to sort out when exactly I will be going to Dublin/Prague and buy my tickets. I am thinking that I will do so sometime after August 16th, because I will have another trio of tutorial days ending that Tuesday.

I will post updates as the plan progresses. If I finish all of this early, more elements will be added.

[Update: Tuesday 1pm] The chapter 12 research assistance work for Dr. Hurrell is done. Item four is read.

[Update: Wednesday 9pm] The Johnson thesis is finished. I have also gone through the fish paper and identified some places where the sources need shoring up, as well as other general editing issues. A few more chapters of Bromley and Paavola’s book are done. Some necessary Scotland-prep was completed, as well as paperwork for the RA job.

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R.K. July 17, 2006 at 11:36 am

I think the MIT paper should be your priority (along with any urgent work for your supervisor). Having that completely ready for printing before you go to Scotland would be a pretty good goal, no?

Milan July 17, 2006 at 11:13 pm

I finished the first item of reading on my list: the Faulkner short story. It wasn’t the most pressing item, but I felt inclined to read it because I miss speaking with Linnea, who recommended it to me. Odd that I was once at the cusp of going to Stockholm to meet her, and now haven’t spoken properly with her in weeks.

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