One Week in a Sabbatical

I’m fortunate enough to be on a one semester sabbatical this Fall. But, it’s rapidly coming to an end, so I’m starting to look back on it. Here’s a typical week. My upcoming week.

Monday: Doctor’s appointment. It’s an hour and a half one way from my home. Should take me from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an 11 a.m. appointment. Then I’ll be reading and writing. Probably at a Panera near my house.
Tuesday: Eye appointment in Polaris, not too far from my home, but before and after that, reading and writing. Probably at a Panera near my house.
Wednesday: Reading and writing, same place, or maybe the Starbucks in Polaris. The Starbucks near my house isn’t a good workspace. Too crowded.
Thursday: Reading and writing, same place(s).
Friday: Reading and writing, same place(s).

Maybe I’ll hit Stauf’s coffee shop in German Village one day this week. Sheridan wants to take the kids to see Columbus light up somewhere on Friday, so maybe Stauf’s on Thursday. Great coffee, lots of workspace. They bring in their coffee beans raw and bake them there, and never more than what will be used up in about two weeks — keeps the coffee fresh. Starbucks, on the other hand, keeps their coffee on the shelf for six months, and if it doesn’t sell they send it back in, process it, and resell it as decaf.

Goal: finish the introductory chapter for my literary theory anthology. I have about ten to fifteen pages of writing left. Maybe I’ll also write a short essay about Ex Machina for Sequart.

Yeah, exciting stuff.

Published by James Rovira

Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with twenty years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also an interdisciplinary scholar and writer whose works include fiction, poetry, and scholarship exploring the intersections of literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, literary theory, and music and literature.. His books include Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism (Routledge, 2023); David Bowie and Romanticism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022); Writing for College and Beyond (a first-year composition textbook (Lulu 2019)); Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History (Lexington Books 2019); Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at for details.

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