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.


  1. brilliant!! When he's done could you send him to my house?

  2. Wow! I hope I find as talented and crafty a hubbers someday as Troy. Those projects look fantastic!

  3. Nice! He is seriously handy, er, I mean, devoted to writing that book. :)