Five items someone would put in a salt circle to summon me:
- Vibrant merino silk lace yarn in blues, greens or purples
- Similarly luxurious spinning fibre
- Strongly spiced chai tea
- Their favourite book of fiction (strong recommendations are the best)
- An academic course description for the thing/topic they are most fascinated by (I am on a curriculum committee and want to take *all* the courses written by people who are obviously passionate about their subject).
First day of classes went well... aside from a cascading series of technical issues. I’m lucky I’ve been teaching here long enough to know the right way to get things sorted quickly, and am happy I finally feel like I’ve got enough teaching experience to mostly roll with it. Not my smoothest teaching day by a long shot, but hopefully a good enough start and we can build on it next class.
Today has been an odd sort of day. Yesterday was orientation day which is an all-hands-on-deck academic-year kickoff event building anticipation for the first day of classes which is today. However, due to my strange schedule that doesn’t include any Wednesday classes I don’t get to meet my students and get a feel for the class dynamics until tomorrow.
4/5 done the second quarter of the blanket I’m working on. Glad I started on the corner I did. This quarter is a bit clashy in places and I don’t think I be as motivated without the nice, analogous colour section to give me the bigger picture. #knitting
These pictures of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft are fucking with my emotions; I remember avidly staring at grainy black and white photos of the planets when I was very little. Absolutely breathtaking #astronomy
a lot of people find web #accessibility a bit opaque and confusing, and as a result I've seen some well-meaning (but not always accurate) advice circulating. so to clear some things up (a thread)
Knitter, spinner, scientist, student, teacher - not necessarily in that order. (she/her or they/them).
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