On Tuesday evening, I am starting the intermediate Judo class with the Hart House Judo Club, which will run every Tuesday and Saturday through the winter term. I found the beginner class very satisfying and have enjoyed the extra classes for all skill levels between terms. Still, I am nervous about the higher level class. […]
Over the course of the term since September, I have noticed myself progressively gaining weight and am now at the point that I am the heaviest I can recall being at around 200 lbs. This was happening at the same time as I was doing Judo twice a week, but I suspect only a fairly […]
Oddly, two days after my last Judo class of the year this Sunday (a visit to the Annex Judo Academy) my Judo aches seem more acute than during ordinary class-to-class time since September. Between September and now I only missed two classes: one optional Thursday session which conflicted with another obligation and the final (extra, […]
Here’s a taste of how I have spent the last 15+ days: Here’s one I prepared earlier (Where Essays Come From):
The grading saga continues, with tomorrow as the slightly-stretched deadline. It’s going to be a long 24 hours, followed by dealing with plagiarism cases and calculating participation grades. Over the weekend, I did photograph this year’s Massey Christmas Gaudy. Some preliminary, minimally-edited photos are already up. Tomorrow we are being graded in our Judo class, […]
Thanks to my family and my friends Andrea, Mehrzad, and Amanda, I had a very pleasant 33rd birthday, with kind and thoughtful gifts, lunch at Massey College, Masala Dosa (accompanied by a couple of Hive-LM games) for dinner, and raspberries.
As a coincidental birthday gift, I finally received my September, October, and November pay today. The first order of business: pay off my frightening credit card balance. I won’t be able to spare much time for celebrating today, as I am still embroiled in my second big wave of grading for the term. Once this […]
My second (worse) wave of grading for this term has begun: first year essays which we are vexatiously required to grade exclusively online. At the same time, my PhD proposal continues to drift into strenge new realms of lateness; opening my email inbox produces blasts of panic; and it’s hard not to obsess over the […]