My job just had its really big fundraiser (very successful, thank you very much), and what I’ve discovered is that when an obligation forces me out of procrastination and into high capacity, I get a high off it and my creativity really ramps up. I want to write blog posts, I want to respond to blog posts, I want to read, I want to create. For example, out of nowhere yesterday, after a 12-hour workday, I spent another 3 hours making a punk-rock mix CD for two youth.
Eventually the energy dies back down, but right now there are just so many things I want to write about. Unfortunately, I leave for Guatemala tomorrow night, so I probably won’t have time for more than one post…which will either be about churches and revolution, or my thoughts about location-centered organizing. We’ll see.
However, I have a thought about one intellectual project for while I’m in Guatemala. I want to read Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed again, take good notes, and then respond to it chapter by chapter. Hope I’ll find the time to do it. Usually I have a couple hours each day with nothing to do but read and think.