All nighter, panic and anxiety mention Show more
It's not an all nighter if you fall into bed exhausted at 10 p.m. and surge awake in a panic at 2 a.m., right? 🤔
Philosophy conference: let me sit and read my paper to you. Maybe I’ll have some slides with most of the text of my paper on them, so small you can’t possibly see it from the back. There won’t be mics in all the rooms so not everyone will be able to hear me or the questions.
Conferences on teaching & learning: [aghast sideways looks]
Me, attending one of each over past few days: moar teaching & learning, please!
Exam time Show more
Me, on thinking of a diabolic-yet-fair exam question to stump my students with: Ahhhh yes, this will do nicely *steeples my fingers and strokes a Persian cat*
Dad Life, potty talk Show more
@jhlee LoL, I'll probably regret this but here goes:
I feel the poop a comin'
It's rollin' 'round the bend,
And I ain't had a bowel movement
Since, I don't know when
I'm stuck here on this toilet
And time keeps draggin' on
But my stomach keeps a-rollin'
So I just sit on down
When I was just a baby
My Mama told me, "Son
Always be a good boy
Don't ever risk the runs, "
But I did it down in Reno
I just flushed it down
When I feel that stomach rumblin'
I hang my head and frown
“The man who wrote one of environmentalism’s most-cited essays was a racist, eugenicist, nativist and Islamaphobe—plus his argument was wrong” by @firstname.lastname@example.org https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/the-tragedy-of-the-tragedy-of-the-commons/
Grant proposal, all-nighter, April is the cruellest month Show more
Pulled an all-nighter to finish drafting a grant proposal, sent it off for review, then conked out from 7 to noon. After doing the lunch dishes I have to answer student questions and write the upcoming exam. Have to put together and coordinate on another proposal over the weekend too, though thankfully I'm not writing that one. 'Tis the season for academic life when exams and grants come due at the same time.
Students working during midterms Show more
We were both light-hearted about it, with me asking mock-admonishingly why he's working so close to his exam, and him answering he'd slack off from studying anyway. The thing is, though, I know he IS stressed about my course--he contacted me multiple times and we had already set up a call this week so I can answer some of his questions. I found myself a little worried and wondering how much of a choice he really has.
Students working during midterms Show more
I called the department office about reserving a classroom for a make-up class, and who should answer the phone but one of my students from that class? My course is an undergrad course, so this was an undergrad student working at the school office in what happens to be the week before his midterm examination.
Climate change (-) Show more
I didn't realize there are songs in charts involving cimate change.
"See our world is slowly dying
I'm not wasting no more time
Don't think I could believe you
And see the children are starving
And their houses were destroyed
Don't think they could forgive you
Hey, when seas will cover lands
And when men will be no more
Don't think you can forgive you
Yeah when there'll just be silence
And when life will be over
Don't think you will forgive you"
Jee Hyung Lee. International law scholar, lawyer, translator, educator, perpetually curious
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