"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)
Job Hunters from the Academic Hordes (at least the English and Modern Language studies section of the horde) have been working together on this interesting wiki. I've had colleagues grumble about this wiki, but overall, I agree with Clancy Ratliff. It IS luverli.