I’m writing again today. As with the last time I posted on a writing day it’s a paper for The Old Testament in the New Testament. This time my outline was in the neighborhood of 2,800 words for a 5,000 word paper. I’m about half done and sitting in the 2,000 word realm, so that’s more or less right (the back end of papers are always longer, that’s where the meat is). The only problem is that this time I’m much, much more tired than the first time. I’ve loved my first semester of PhD studies, but I can’t pretend I’m not ready for a break. Eventually mental attrition becomes a serious factor and I’m all the way there right now. But I can see the finish line now. My last assignment is due at 3:30pm tomorrow afternoon. I’ll give a 5 minute presentation, then I’ll fall asleep until Thursday. Seriously, it might actually happen in the classroom while the other students are presenting. Don’t anyone take it personally. If you’re in the class with me you feel free to fall asleep while I’m presenting, I won’t mind at all. Okay, I’m going to take a 30 minute break and then it’s back at it until I can’t make my fingers type anymore. If things go well (which they generally don’t) I’ll be done before midnight tonight. Wow that would be nice.