Tag: work

After twenty years, a first

One of my students came up after class this evening and handed me an invitation to this month’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society induction, saying that I and my class meant a great deal to her and she wanted me to know that. When I read the entire thing, I was very touched, and quite …

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My Latest Special Snowflake

Received via email tonight (personal data changed to protect the student’s identity): hello professor this is ********** in your ********** class, according to a friend in the class that you gave back the exam 2 grades in class which i asked you for it before i left the class on monday, you told me you …

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One Reason to Love Ubuntu

A lot of my co-workers don’t understand why I loathe Windows (or anything Microsoft) so much. Nor would they “get” why the news today that the faculty are getting new laptop computers running Windows 7 to replace our desktop computers made me bang my head on the desk. Several times. My current desktop computer is …

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Catching Up Is Hard To Do

So I go away for three and a half days with highly limited computer access (just a brief chance on Friday to check email). I come back to over a hundred personal emails, not quite that many work emails, various and sundry forum postings at the Glass Haven, bunches of Tweets, and over 350 things …

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One more show to go

I figure tomorrow’s show (the first annual GPC Artisan Craft Fair) is a crap shoot.? I am just taking bead stuff, no books, because I know I can fill up a six-foot table with just my and Mincot’s bead stuff.? I’ll have loose beads because I know some people do make their own jewelry, but …

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Time for a tiny break

Ahhh, Thanksgiving break.? A whole five-day weekend, no classes to teach and no meetings to attend.? Never mind that I have my parents, the Offspring, and Mincot coming for Thanksgiving lunch; I’m working at Good Mews on Saturday for adoption counseling;? the GPC? Artisan Craft Fair is in two weeks and I need to take …

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Tips Tuesday – Creative Outlets

Flaming Hot’s Tuesday Tip is to have more than one creative outlet, so that when your creativity goes south in one area, you have something else to work on.? This shifting gears lets other parts of your creative energies get exercised while the exhausted area rests, and is supposed to get you back on track …

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Buckle down and accomplish something

I don’t know if I work better under pressure, but I certainly get more done under pressure.? With the holidays looming on the horizon, the bead show this weekend, family and friends coming next week for Thanksgiving dinner, and the end of the semester around the corner, I have a lot on my agenda. In …

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Serendipitous Show Scheduling

Sometimes opportunities fall into your lap, and it’s up to you to recognize and seize them even if they don’t seem convenient. Last night I was helping out at the GPC-Dunwoody Open House, just standing there talking to prospective computer science students. Suddenly the woman my department head was chatting with turned to me and …

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More purging

I must be on a roll. I got bored this afternoon after doing most of my web site updates for spring semester, so I started cleaning and purging in the office. I must have thrown out a hundred or so used floppy disks, gotten rid of a bunch of conference office supplies from the meetings …

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