expressing his concerns
expressing his concerns
Rereading Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312. I remember finding it tedious several years ago, but my experience this time is quite the opposite. Perhaps it’s that now I’ve read and enjoyed Aurora and New York 2140 and can see in 2312 early explorations of those books’ themes. 📚
I’m an Arsenal supporter. My father follows Tottenham. Neither of us wants to see more of Mourinho. ⚽️
Spent an hour going through old pictures today. The first photo is of Peanut in 2010. I’d forgotten the hair on his face used to be brown and not white.
They blocked off the cupcakes until the event starts, the monsters.
Peanut complained my feed was too cat-oriented.
Snowblower update: it works.
I’ve spent much of my life in the far northeast US. But I didn’t expect to feel this excited about buying my first snowblower.
For my birthday Ellen found this amazing box set celebrating the 60th anniversary of my favorite notebook. Each notebook is embossed with a particular marsupial — and the set includes a shoulder pouch. I used to be an archaeologist, so my favorite has to be Dr. Wombat.
Signs you might live in a college town
Spotted in our neighborhood. I laughed.
One more cat picture
November 5, 2019: our 14th wedding anniversary, and my last day of chemo. We’ll celebrate them both this weekend, but for now it’s time to catch up on sleep.
As a child I spent hours in front of the similar sculpture at the Boston Museum of Science. I can still lose myself watching this one. But I’d never realized just how uncommon they are, nor that they were all built by one man.
A reminder, perhaps appropriate for microblogvember, that even before we all had glowing rectangles to distract us we still found ways to avoid daily writing. From Nick Yablon, Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule (2019), p. 139.
Friday. Week 10, two-thirds of the semester gone. Less and less inclined to lecture. You’d think that would ease prep but not so. I find I have to teach myself the material as if I’m going to lecture, then turn around and ask how I can best help the students learn it.
Professor Narwhal only teaches on Halloween.
Time to stop pretending I work better at a desk and just bring a POÄNG to the office.
Mimi discovers acorn squash.
I want to see Arsène on the bench again, but not as much as I want to see him in a film coaching a ragtag team of kids to victory over the children of investment bankers & corporate lawyers. ⚽️
The night mode feature on the iPhone 11 Pro is seriously impressive. This is a shot of Hawkins Hall taken tonight: Compare to this one I took with an iPhone XS earlier this year:
My American Revolution course now has a core of committed students. We took a field trip yesterday downtown to the Battle of Plattsburgh commemoration. They’ll write blog posts this weekend and Tuesday we’ll discuss. I suspect the surgeon’s demonstration will be a popular topic.
Amazon’s algorithm now has all it needs to predict my behavior going forward.