September 1, 2020

From Gerald R. Lucas

Welcome to September 2020 covid-19: day 175 | US: GA | info

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Starting out with some good news this morning: I’m down over a pound from my initial weigh-in yesterday. I know some of that is just residual from my cheat day, but it’s still nice to see.

I have 29 students in total in WritDM, and despite my telling them last week in my feedback to get started on their Project Mailer assignment, I have only 7 that have done so. Out of those 7, only one has even started the assignment. I know somehow it’s my fault, but I need to prepare for the déluge of last-minute requests and email excuses tomorrow for why they didn’t do it in time. Should I just assign them article myself? Should I make all the decisions? I really do think that’s what they want: just make it as easy as possible so we can get through this school thing and get on with what really matters.

I think my foul mood from last night has carried over.

To-Do List for September

  1. Write/Edit a combined introduction for Lipton’s Journal.
  2. Write/Revise my essay for the Review, volume 14.
  3. Finish my courses’ online components.
  4. Write a post on book 12 of the Odyssey, including a discussion of “children and fools.” This has been brewing for a while, so it should be ready to go.
  5. Make video for my Epic presentation. This would have to be done this week, since this is coming up.
  6. I’m sure I’m missing some things.