October 31 Day 602: Goodbye AMATYC

I’m feel very lucky. I get to go home. Several of my AMATYC friends are affected by the American Airlines cancellation of more than 1700 flights since Friday. They are scrambling to find new hotels and extending child care for another day (or two.) Being in the last presentation slot of the meeting, I expectedContinue reading “October 31 Day 602: Goodbye AMATYC”

March 15 Day 372: Ides of March

No soothsayers warned me to beware. I think I needed them yesterday. Seriously, things are looking up. First, thank you all for your warm birthday wishes and serious concern. At least I will have a good story to tell in the future—and that is worth something. The car is at the repair shop; we areContinue reading “March 15 Day 372: Ides of March”

March 7 Day 364: Home Stretch

I am prepared for my last week of Winter quarter 2021—except for writing the final that needs to be distributed on Thursday (and performing the oral interviews one week later). I’ve checked off some big To-Do items from my list and am waiting for responses before I can finish them completely. I am thoroughly readyContinue reading “March 7 Day 364: Home Stretch”

January 21 Day 319: Connection

Today was punctuated with many one-on-one interactions with people I care deeply about. Whether it was planned research time, a fortunate coincidence in Gather.town, a telephone call (gasp, how novel!), or the family meal, everything helped make this world a little smaller and a little more caring. Plus I got to work with my studentsContinue reading “January 21 Day 319: Connection”

December 16 Day 283: Words of Gratitude

I am overwhelmed by the kind words I have received from students today. Some have come in email, others through the Course Management System, and some even “screen-to-screen” (since we weren’t actually face-to-face) at the end of their oral interviews. “Thanks again for the great quarter and helping me learn, and have a good day!”Continue reading “December 16 Day 283: Words of Gratitude”

November 11 Day 248: Full of Thanks

Thank you to those that have served. Thankful for this holiday. Thankful for my family and friends. My plan was initially to try and catch up on work. I found I couldn’t focus. After a few essential errands and emails, I did nothing (or practically nothing) for the rest of the day. I snuggled underContinue reading “November 11 Day 248: Full of Thanks”

May 1 Day 54: Ask for help. Offer help.

Despite having written these words on March 13 Day 5, I’m not particularly good at asking for help for myself. I’m much better at asking for help for others. A student contacted me saying that they were not going to be completing the online homework for a while and didn’t want to be penalized. AsContinue reading “May 1 Day 54: Ask for help. Offer help.”

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