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Social Interactions In a Time of Pandemic

I’m thinking a lot about social interactions these days. When we switched to shelter-in-place, they mostly went away. As we got used to using Zoom, we added some socializing back in, and that was a lifeline during the pandemic. But there are two big issues that I, personally, have with Zoom and other online interactions: …

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Surprise Visitor

We had a funny moment last night — Kevin came up around 10:30 to tell me that Sri had shown up again, and was asking for treats. He and Arya promptly got into a brotherly spat, and we had to separate them, which reinforced my feeling that it was probably the right decision to let …

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Everything Is Due Today

Filling out my faculty activity report, due today. Everything is due today. I would like to stop working for the day, but not yet. Still, at least all the work seems to be adding up to actually accomplishing things, which is nice. ***** Please provide a summary statement (a short paragraph) of your salient faculty …

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I’m Wiped

Oh people, I am wiped today. I cancelled my morning training session because I was just too tired for it, and when Kevin, who had slept badly himself, asked if I could give him a ride in to campus, I kind of wanted to cry. (I gave him a ride to the train, because I …

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