Category Archives: work

Immersion, Extraction, Re-Centering

I spent the weekend at a conference for historians, and as I walked away from the conference hotel to catch the shuttle to the airport, I found myself thinking about the processes involved in this thoroughly enjoyable social and intellectual … Continue reading

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Friday Night

Never would have believed I’d be living for the weekend.

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Muddling through the Middle

Wednesday of the first week.  Much organizing.

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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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Countdown

Less than a week until the first day of classes. It’s not at all outside my experience to feel like I need more time, like January break is too short.  So I feel that way again, no surprise. We’ll see … Continue reading

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Which Switch

Submitting grades for the fall semester marks a significant turning point in our long break. The time between the end of classes and the beginning of the new year is fundamentally lost to a combination of grading and the usual … Continue reading

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January Break

We have a long January break; classes don’t start until the end of the month. Yet the coming three weeks seem inexpressibly short when I think about the many things I would like to accomplish. At the same time, I … Continue reading

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