April 13th, 2017


April 13--The place to myself

I went in to work for a while today to try and get caught up on all the stuff that is on my to-do list. I didn't get it all done, but I did get my tutoring stuff out of the way for next week. That's one less thing I need to think about. Until I got there, the 4th semester students didn't have tutoring. I took it on as something I like to do.

I like looking at other people's lectures and seeing if I can make sense of them and identify what the key points are. One of my colleagues uses a lot of guest speakers, so that just increases the challenge by a level or two. I learned a lot about the treatment of burns from one of the lectures, and feel like I could adequately fluid resuscitate a burn patient using the Parkland formula. It is interesting to tutor to the materials of other people. I know my own content back and forth, and know what I want the students to take away. The challenge of tutoring my own material is to not give it all away.

It is spring break, so there was no one else in the building. Normally our office people would be there, but they moved across campus at the beginning of the week in anticipation of us all moving soon so they can tear the building down. I was thinking about some sort of photo project I could do around the closing of the building and its demolition. It's gonna happen in the summer, so I will have time to document at least the first part of it. I will have to talk to the Dean about it.


As I arrived home this afternoon, I was pleased by how our yard looks. It's been about a year since we had the grass torn out and put in a bunch of drought-resistant stuff. Just before the rains that ended the drought. Anyway, it looks better than it ever has, and I am happy with it. There's always another drought around the corner. I'm sitting behind that window in the front left side of the house. The yard is my view.
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    Leif Vollebekk--East of Eden