Seth Kahn periodically reminds me of a conversation we had years ago that has continued to frame how to manage the work of a 4-4 teaching load and the demands of political and labor organizing. Here’s how Kahn put in a 2014 Facebook post:

One of the smartest choices I ever made was agreeing with Kevin Mahoney, who observed that the only way we’d ever be able to do both our activist and professional work well was to make them the same thing.

(Kahn, Facebook post)