After several weeks where I slept very little and wrote quite a lot, I slept as long as possible into this morning. I must admit, I didn't succeed.
I have been working madly to finish my dissertation chapter by the end of the month, but I don't think I'll make it. That's the bad news. The good news is that it's because I have so much to say! Hopefully, that's a positive sign that the final product will be really good, if a bit tardy.
I've also been writing to pass the edTPA. I'm not a huge fan of high-stakes tests, so I can't say it was exactly my favorite thing to work on. However, it does seem like a reasonable assessment for a career in education. With it completed and submitted, now I just wait anxiously for the scores to be returned.
In the meanwhile, it's back to some intense reading as I have had a number of exciting books come in that I want to make use of for my dissertation research.
Beasts of Burden by Sunaura Taylor looks to be a fantastic volume on the possible confluences of "Animal and Disability Liberations"
Matters of Care author Maria Puig de le Bellacasa purports to write a volume on how care and compassion can't be limited to those who call themselves human.
And last, Sheryl Vint has written a book called Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal. This will be a must read for my current chapter I suspect.