Monthly Archives: January 2012

First Day

Noted on Facebook that today’s first meetings with my students reminded me of how much I like teaching.  My friends countered by noting that the first day–before any grading–is the best. Hear, hear.

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Last Day of Grace

Right.  Very close to finishing the final syllabus for the first meeting of my senior seminar tomorrow afternoon.  Think I’ll leave the draft to rest overnight and go over it again in the morning.

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Now Here’s a Challenge

This past week’s task for my organizing resolution has been to arrange my kitchen to make mornings easier.  Since I’ve been preoccupied with producing syllabi and traveling, I now have time to turn my attention to this task. It’s a … Continue reading

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Home Sweet…

Well, that was surprising. I usually enjoy travel, but the past couple of days were singularly unpleasant.  I took the train down to Washington, stayed two nights, and returned home as quickly as possible. Physical pain and trying to be … Continue reading

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Scoping Out a Spot to Skype

Well, rats. I’ve just done a quick tour around the conference site where I was hoping to find a quiet corner to Skype from tomorrow. Since my panel presentation is scheduled for late afternoon, I can’t be physically in the … Continue reading

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Sherlock

Right.  Two out of three syllabi complete.  I’ll complete the other on the train to Washington tomorrow. And Skype into the two classes that are meeting on Thursday. I dropped off the dog this morning, and my notes for the … Continue reading

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A New Semester

Classes begin this week.  My first two are on Thursday.  It always seems silly to me to start on the day students consider the first day of the weekend.

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