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Monthly Archives: January 2012
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Well, that’s a relief. Yesterday’s snowfall was “light and fluffy,” so I didn’t worry much about its slight depth of four to six inches. Ahh, winter in New England.
As the beginning again continues, this post marks six on the way to the imagined magical twenty-one. The challenges will increase steadily, as classes begin on Wednesday.
This morning, the snow was light and not at all deep. Tomorrow, it will be wetter, and there will be more. This winter has been a long time coming. It appears to have arrived.