Today, I have a mission

And that mission is to finish the new draft of the gospel metaphor paper, tonight. I’m not leaving the office until it’s done. It has been a thorn in my side for way too long, and it needs to go out by the end of this month. All the research is there, the argument is as good as it will get – it just has to be cleaned up. I have done everything short of build a skyscraper out of toothpicks and detail my car to avoid working on it, though. It’s amazing how much housework and reading can get done when there is actual writing to do. This situation ends today.

I have even set up a reward – if I finish it tonight, I’ll come home and finish off demolishing France in my new run through EU3. It’s 1544 and Scotland has colonized eastern North America, conquered the Aztecs and the Incas, and formed Great Britain. Now all prevents Scottish dominion is pesky France, and the other night I took most of Burgundy from them by tricking them into war via their ally Norway. Austria is 20 years or so away from forming Germany – I think I can absorb most of France in time to fight them.

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