"Delay is natural to a writer. He is like a surfer—he bides his time. Waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. He waits for the surge (of emotion? of strength? of courage?) that will carry him along." (E.B. White, The Paris Review Interviews, 1969)
Professor Johnson-Sheehan has a textbook blog. Not much on there now, but I'm wondering how something like this will run. There are blogs attached to people and periodicals, but I'm not aware of a blog attached to a particular textbook. Are there any others out there?