Jim Huggins (jkhuggins) wrote,
Jim Huggins

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random bits

  • Honestly, I try to get my taxes done early every year.  I get jealous hearing about people who have their refunds back already.  And then this week, I get the "corrected" copy of one of my 1099 forms, which apparently they are allowed to send me as late as March 15th.  I should just give up and concede the fact that it's impossible for me to submit my taxes early.  That'd be a whole lot less guilt.
  • Of course, guilt is easy for me to come by.
  • Thrill of the week: I did some reviewing work for someone, and got a reply back saying "Thanks ... that's exactly the feedback we needed." 
  • I may have made some progress in the last couple of weeks on my retention study ... had the flash of insight.  Now, I need to see if the bulk of the data backs my intuition ... and see if I can generate a statistic which backs it all up.  Because, of course, in my business, nothing is authoritative unless there's a number attached to it.  
  • Went square dancing last night with Jane.  Gosh, that was fun.  We've been in a square dance practice class for about a year ... but going to an honest-to-goodness square dance, with a caller calling tips at almost full speed, put everything in perspective. 
  • And there's a peculiar culture common to square dancers ... it's interesting, observing it from a cross-cultural perspective.  Very friendly and warm.
  • Ok, enough avoiding work ...

  • 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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