Is it Thursday again?
In a meeting with Dr. Carter, one of the most brilliant scholars I know, he discussed what writing a paper is like, he referred to it as "a friend." You cannot know a friend in short doses of time, but rather in long blocks of time. You cannot wait a whole week before you speak, because the warm up will take so long. Like good therapy, you see them twice a week to truly make progress. You think about it when you are not there and when you meet what you have read and thought about spills onto the paper.
Hello Dear Friend, I've got the afternoon set aside for you.
I will leave you with a picture of my Ivory Tower...