Jim Huggins (jkhuggins) wrote,
Jim Huggins

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random bits

  • Well, sabbatical is basically about a third over, and to show for it I've got ... um ... not much of anything really.  I keep doing all the "other" stuff, and then doing stuff that piques my interest on committees & stuff, which is cool, but ... sigh.
  • As long as we're sighing ... my never-ending war against unread newspapers has suffered another defeat.  The pile today was six months high.  I threw out everything from before January 1st ... which means I didn't read a newspaper from 2008 at all.   I know, I know ... no false guilt, no false guilt ... at least, that's what I keep telling myself.
  • Of course, now my daughter's home sick from school, after being home most of last week with some other bug.  Figures.
  • I really shouldn't just complain here.  But ... that's where I am at the moment. 
  • I wonder what I can concoct for suppertime ...

  • An open letter to my colleagues in academia

    Dear colleagues, This week, I had three different students visit my office hours (or "student hours", as the trendy schools are calling them these…

  • Perseverance

    In sixth grade, I was a student in Mrs. Fitzpatrick's class at Harrison Elementary School in Inkster, MI. One day, substantially into the year, we…

  • I miss harmony.

    (Warning, long, self-indulgent, emo post. Read on at your own risk.) Several years ago, as my patient family will attest, I fell into a YouTube…

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