Two pieces of news. First, those of you who were here last year when I was publishing daily totals of my to-do list (it was on the blogs.rice.edu site, which is now semi-permanently down) may remember my delight when the number of things to do dropped below 100. Well, it’s now dropped below 50 for the first time since I finished my PhD! It’s kind of a surrogate blood pressure gauge. Too low and it’s a sign you’re dead, but too high and it’s a sign of ill-health. So either it’s all downhill from here, or …
Second, bigger piece of news is that I now have a formal offer of publication for my field methods book, which I’m very pleased about. It’ll be out some time in the second half of next year. A big big thanks to a reviewer who gave me an incredibly detailed review and lots of comments. It must have taken a huge amount of time and I’m very grateful they took that time!