2/24: a company of three

...of us at quiet writing this afternoon.

And while I was writing I had a little (start of a ) break-through connecting Twombly's Iliam series and Alice Oswald's Memorial.

2/23: complimented

...by a colleague on my use of my turn signal while exiting a roundabout!

2/22: revisiting the slow professor

I read The Slow Professor over the summer and discussed it with some colleagues in the fall.  Today I met with a different group of colleagues to talk about the book, and it was great to hear their thoughts and enjoy an hour of engaged conversation together.

2/21: working

...at home for an hour or so this morning before heading to school.

2/20: a little holiday

No classes today because of the national holiday, and I enjoyed...

...getting to sleep in.

...working on the porch a little with the cats for company.

...going into town for a hair-cut that was hard to schedule on a day when there was school.

...taking a few photographs of blooming things in the yard (and then ordering postcards of those pictures as well as yesterday's).

...reading my students' analysis sheets on passages from book 24 of the Iliad.  They used a format that I'm experimenting with this semester, and they did really nice work.

...finishing the Odyssey.  What a semester: one in which I get to read and teach both the Iliad and the Odyssey!  And reading the Odyssey reminds me of translating parts of it in graduate school with a fellow graduate student as we sat outside in the UCLA sculpture garden--that's as much as a landmark memory as the Iliad landmarks I mentioned last week.

2/19: in the air

Chris and I went flying this afternoon.

(notice the little bridge that doesn't meet one side)

2/18: a kind response

I flubbed something in an email to my students because my mind was in weekend-mode.  I apologized, and a student wrote back a super-kind response, mentioning a flub-up he had made earlier in the day out of tiredness/weekendness as well.

2/17: solo

My colleague couldn't join me for quiet writing in the library at the end of the day, but I went myself and it was good.