On this MLK day, recommitting to my postcolonial SF novel, which centers on race and revolution, among other things. It is not the only way I plan to fight for justice this 2018, but I think it would be one of the best things I could do, finishing and publishing this book. We’ll see.

The semester starts tomorrow, and I spent much of the last few weeks resting after the holidays and also churning through e-mail and to-do lists and household organizing projects. I have a few more of those to knock off this week before I’m actually content with the state of my desk and office, but I’ve made really good progress and I’m very close to inbox zero and a sustainable environment for work.

Which means, it’s time to dive into the novel again. I’ve also been avoiding it a little, out of fear of getting it wrong. The first 30K words are very solid, but I’m heading into the murky middle, which I’m afraid is where I tend to go badly awry. But the only way out is through, so head down. Back to work.

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” — Dr. Martin Luther King

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