Tuesday, May 12, 2009


And the OTHER reason to get tenure is to go on sabbatical, as Hubbers is doing now. Sabbatical simply means that he's freed from on-campus duties (like teaching) so that he can focus on research. He's writing a book on archeological myths and mysteries (check Amazon for his previous book).

Often, researchers travel during their sabbatical. However, writing a book can be done from home, although there is a danger in staying home during sabbatical:

Hubbers xeriscaping the yard today (also note the split-rail fence he built in January at the start of his sabbatical)
Building a custom gate for the driveway, soon to be motorized.

Custom door for the laundry room and built-in bookshelves.
Painting the bedroom floor.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Zoo Run

At the start of the Run for the Zoo 5k:
Approaching the finish line:
This is probably THE most popular run in Albuquerque. In fact, they have two 5k's - one timed, the other not, plus a 10k and a 1-mile. This year I ran it with a good friend, who just started running again within the past year after foot surgery and such had prevented her from running for a few years. I can't believe she's already running 5k's so quickly! We'll be working on doing the 10k next year.