Wednesday, March 30, 2016


I haven't been sleeping well.

I've also been making poor decisions in terms of my physical well-being.

We bought bikes for my daughters this weekend and they love them.  They've been riding as much as possible and, when I get home for work, I join them.  Yesterday, we rode up and down our block for over an hour.  After that, I went to the gym and did 6 miles on the elliptical in a little under an hour.

When I got home, I showered and got into bed.  It was 8:45.

Then my wife got into bed with the iPad and starting watching Braveheart.

Instead of going to sleep, I laid in bed with my eyes closed, reciting the lines verbatim because Braveheart.

I made it to the betrayal of Robert the Bruce.

I should have gone to sleep 2 hours before.  I did not.

Today's class assignments sounded an awful lot like "some of you owe me stuff. Work on that while I stare into space."

If I am tweeting at 9 tonight, yell at me.

I did manage to get a few things accomplished.  I made up a list of 32 Astronomers from which my students can choose for their research projects.  I made a conscious effort to choose a mixture or genders, races, specialties and time periods.  My list ranges from about 300 BC to astronomers who are still living.  I'm hoping that everyone will be able to find someone that truly interests them.

The physics students either finished their momentum tests (those who were part of the 43% who were absent on Thursday) or completed a lab on pendulum periods.

Or they took naps and did neither.

I'm going to try to go to bed early tonight.  I also need to start composing a letter to my administration to ask for time off to present at NCTM.  Hopefully, I will not have to use my personal days this time.

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