Today, I finished Psychopolitics, annotated it for my research, and used it to prepare a lecture for tomorrow that I’m really excited about. Worked on my new book. Graded almost 70 quizzes but they were great, so it was a breeze. Blind-reviewed an article where I’m the main critical source. Went to the juicery, the DMV, and the orthodontist. Spent 3 hours outside with Klara and my friend. Heard great news about my book (see below). Read some Wallace Stegner. I’m feeling super energized for my teaching day tomorrow.
I know I said this before, but it just stinks that every time professors are quoted in the media on the subject of our profession, it’s always the losers, the whiners, and the professional victims. Nobody ever thinks about interviewing regular people like me who dig the profession. I love students. Students love me. I’m at peace with the colleagues and the administration. There are some ripples, like in any job. But the good stuff is much more plentiful. The research is going great. I’m planning conference talks in Spain, Seattle, and Boston.
Why isn’t anybody interviewing me to hear about all this exciting stuff? There are plenty of failed lawyers and disaffected business owners. But in their professions, you only hear about the success stories.
Hey, CHE and IHE, I’m right here!