Day 2, Tuesday. Historic day: First half-Kenyan to be inaugurated as President of the United States. Is the dream still alive?
Had an inch of snow overnight, so kids home from school because of school closure, and university opening is delayed until 10:30a — for some folks. Not me.
6:15am: Wake up, coffee, shower, dress, read Sunday New York Times, check gmail and eBay.
8:15am: Arrive at office. Only one here.
To 8:45am: Check work email, organize for day, eat two muffins at desk.
To 11:00am: Write letters of recommendation for students, check in with departmental admins
11:00-11:40am: Meet with student re honors thesis project
To 1:15pm: Prep for and teach class
To 2:20pm: Eat lunch in dining hall with students
2:30-3:40pm: Write letter of recommendation for colleague at another college who was nominated for an award
To 5:45pm: Prep for and attend chairs’ meeting with dean
6:00pm: Leave office
To 10:30pm: To indoor tennis center for tennis night
To 11:00am: Email kid’s teacher, eBay, check email, finish blog
11:30pm: Bed (hopefully)
Total hours worked: c.10