One week until the start of classes for Winter 2023. I get up in the morning and think “this is the day I will accomplish what I need to be ready to teach.” By the evening I feel further behind than when I started. I know I got things accomplished but I want time withContinue reading “December 27 Day 1024: I promise I’m trying”
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February 5 Day 699: Catching My Breath
I pushed myself pretty hard last week—working into the wee hours of the morning, sleeping a handful of hours, and starting the cycle all over again. It definitely took a toll on my blog productivity. To the point that my friend Allison and I had this exchange: The urgent commitments have been met and IContinue reading “February 5 Day 699: Catching My Breath”
January 18 Day 681: That was Interesting
The verdict is in. In-person class was OK. Seven in the classroom. Eight on zoom. One (maybe two) absent. It was the best attendance I have had thus far. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. So I tried to be flexible and ready for anything. Everyone brought a laptop or tablet and most signedContinue reading “January 18 Day 681: That was Interesting”
March 14 Day 371: We Are OK
Umm, this birthday isn’t going to plan. My son Zachary and I went to record a Math Around Town piece in the Salishan neighborhood and the trip home was exciting—but not in a good way. As we entered I-705 from the 7 extension near the Tacoma Dome, a vehicle from the I-5 N ramp blewContinue reading “March 14 Day 371: We Are OK”
May 31 Day 84: See It Now? AKA Zooming Out
On May 29, I posted beautiful and strange images, asking if you could identify them. Find the results below. Each gallery starts with the original image and adds one or two more images to show the original subject more clearly. All pictures were taken with my iPhones over the years.
May 29 Day 82: Strange and Beautiful
I’ll try and be less frivolous tomorrow. For now, I choose to post pictures both strange and beautiful.
May 23 Day 76: A Brief Respite
I’ve been pushing pretty hard lately and I admit to being a little resentful of the grading, lack of student interaction, and extra work to prepare for a board meeting. If this were in “the before,” I would be flying home from DC after two days of important work with amazing people—energized and ready toContinue reading “May 23 Day 76: A Brief Respite”
March 13 Day 5: Upside Down and Inside Out
Each new announcement starts another ripple of panic. I still haven’t bought toilet paper! Another professional conference cancelled! Plane tickets to change! The repeating stress is exhausting; The information sharing, overwhelming. The academic world has turned upside down and inside out.