Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Two weeks later, the next paper … on Thursday I’ll be off to the DGfA annual meeting in Würzburg. This year’s title is “America After Nature: Democracy, Culture, Environment” and I am giving a paper in a panel on “Black Ecologies.” Skipped French class tonight (pardon, D.!) and finished my Prezi for it – tomorrow there’ll be one more round of print-out-and-read, and then that’ll hopefully be it. Must also remember to print/find a map of Würzburg, so I know were to go!
Sunday, May 25th, 2014
When I bought the desktop some months ago, as a photo-editing machine, I also raised the desk in my office from sitting-at height to standing-in-front-of height, and so far I am really happy with that decision. I also try very hard to keep it as clutter free as possible, so that I can spread out whatever project I am currently working on. My desk at work is full of stacks of paper, and whenever I try to ban them all into their respective folders and files my efficiency goes down, as I then spend too much time tracking them down and need to write myself reminders so I don’t forget about any of them – at home, I seem to be able to think better when everything is filed away in its place. I think it has to do with the fact that a TON of things are always going on in parallel at work, and that most of the things there are far smaller in duration than the things I tackle at home. I spent most of today, for example, working on my paper for the conference I am going to next weekend – something I could try to do at work, but would have a hard time getting done there, as too many tiny yet more urgent things always pop up and distract me. Which is also the reason why I am making it a point to (usually … well, sometimes) not read my work email on the weekend. Not because I am not working on the weekend, but because I need to think the longer thoughts, then.
My long thought having been thought for the time being, I shall now go and finish reading one of the BA-theses that I am first grader on. It is May, so their slow trickle has become a bit of a flood, and I don’t want to get behind. I also pondered going for a walk, as it is quite nice out and I only walked to the polling station today and back, but I want to watch the election forecasts at 6pm, so I think I’ll skip the walk today.
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
The shadowy fancies
Which story am I? (No googling necessary, only close reading :-) )
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
I keep handing these out…
I have an envelope on my blackboard that always holds a couple of copies of this guide, in fact, and they keep disappearing – so I hope I am doing my part when it comes to a) making term paper writing easier and b) increasing the overall quality of term papers. I also hand them out in my classes as a matter of course. (And if you want to read the digital version, its up on the “Files” page).
Also, high apertures, how do I love thee, let me count the ways (and learn how to best work with you … we are only just getting acquainted, after all!).