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A Moment Away from the Class

If you’ve never done it, and by it I mean teaching, you might not identify with all aspects of it.  You might understand the joy of getting through to that notoriously difficult or rather uninspired student.  It’s happened in enough … Continue reading

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Lots to Juggle

There are some complex machines out there.  You know what I am talking about.  You’ve seen those people sitting in front of some control panel, flipping hundreds of switches while turning thousands of dials,  with ease.   They make the complex … Continue reading

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The Future is Coming

As I get over the hump in another week of online teaching, I have had some time to reflect and wonder what will come of all this.  I don’t mean the virus and the impact prolonged social distancing will have.  … Continue reading

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The Positives and Negatives of Working/Teaching from Home.

There are some upsides and downsides working/teaching from home.  I have touched on a few of these before, but I am in a listing kind of mood, so list I shall. Positives I can sleep later. I can drink my … Continue reading

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Some Venting

It is hard to write about Perfect Moments when I am somewhat cooped up at home.  After returning from Colombia, it seems that work wanted me to spend another week in self imposed isolation.  I get it.  However, since all … Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Problem

My student explained that she bought a pair of shoes online recently.  Can you see the problem?  Perhaps online shopping is not as good as we think.  

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August 8, 2014: Waking With a Purpose

Yesterday’s perfect moment came about for precisely the same reason I didn’t write about yesterday’s perfect moment, yesterday.  Sound confusing?  Please keep reading and see if you can decipher it. Yesterday I planned to watch something online that was scheduled … Continue reading

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June 14 2014 Kind of like Shopping in the Library

Usually when I go to the library I know what I want to take out.  If I am particularly proactive I will have already checked the online catalogue to see if they even have the book I want and see … Continue reading

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