Monday, September 15, 2014


Not fatally, not yet.

I left town Friday for a road trip to do some birding.  I usually don't do that, but I did it, and went somewhere I've been meaning to go for ages but hadn't gone because fall migration around here mostly happens during the semester.

I had a great time, mostly looking for hawks, at a noted hawk-looking place in the upper midwest.  They also had a nature talk, a sort of Hawk 101, which was really helpful.  I think knowing just a little helped me learn more, and more easily, if that makes sense?  It was great, at any rate.

I also visited with a friend, and learned a whole lot about how miserably some schools treat people.  I feel like I sort of knew that, or should have, but couldn't quite believe that any school would be so bad, but now I do believe.  Horror story.  Let's just say that it's a very bad thing when a single crazy person can mess badly with someone else.

I rode my bike around for a bit there, and that was really nice.  They have some good trails.  I didn't go as much as I might have wished, but I went, and that was good.

But now I'm on the edge of behind.  I survived teaching today because I'd done some prep before I left, and so forth.  But I really need to get caught up!


  1. Yay for cool weekend. Boo for being behind. I've decided that such weekends are worth the behindness though and think I might indulge in one every now and then. I'm so stressed that I think it might help to do something other than work.

  2. I have colleagues who regularly go off and do fun weekends, and I envy them! I'm afraid I pretty much never do fun weekends, because of money, time, work, etc. But I think they're such a good idea and help us to have long-term sustainable lives in which we're not all work and no play. So good for you! (and good luck catching up.)