Dead Week


We’re in Dead Week, the last week of classes at Southwestern Adventist University, before final exams begin next Monday.

It’s been a light semester for me, and I have taken advantage of it to launch one book and work on the eventual launch of another in March. In addition, next semester looks to be a monster, so I am doing what I can to get ready for that donnybrook while I have a quiet moment.

It’s felt quite weird being light handed when those around me have been so busy. My department chair, Mike Agee, is running the department, teaching classes, running a radio station and starting a doctoral program. He makes it known that he is up to his eyeballs in work, and I try to help him where I can. But for the most part, he’s on his own. My colleague, Kyle Portbury, who teaches the film and production classes here, spent several weeks in the middle of the semester in L.A. directing a feature film that suddenly became available, then just as suddenly had its funding pulled. He was here, then he was gone, then he was here again. Busy semester for them, not so much for me.

But I’m not complaining. Like I said, I have taken advantage of it to get ready for next semester and launch two books. The Key of Solomon is out there and available on Amazon, although, as usual, not everything is working as it should. It’s supposed to be part of a series, but Amazon isn’t linking it to the other book in the series…yet. But we’re working on it.

Friday and Sunday I will be present for a book signing opportunity at the Texas Adventist Book Center in Keene, Texas. If you’re anywhere around, drop by and I will sign a book for you. Or just come by and say hi. And Sunday I get to play Santa Claus at the SWAU Christmas party.

Ho. Ho. Ho.

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