Tuesday, April 23, 2013

the state of the teaching thingie v--isolation

One thing to which I've been adjusting is the isolation at work.  Pretty much no other faculty is in the building.  This means I do get more work done.  However, there's no one to talk to, to commiserate with, and to generally distract me from the work. Good for productivity, yes, but not nearly as much fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, do you enjoy walking the empty halls during late hours? I seem to, even as I consider whether I've outgrown higher ed. There's this image from the 1968 Big Little Book _Mickey Mouse Adventure in Outer Space_ of a scientist working late into the night on A RILLY IMPORTANT INVENTION that has stuck with me for years. It often comes to me as I'm walking the halls of the research U where I teach one class a semester. I don't know what in the hell I'm looking for or waiting for as I do so. Maybe it's just comforting in its familiarity, a reminder of those days when I used to plug away on papers late at night in the PopC house and I felt like new doors had been opened. I'm finally getting halfway decent at what I do, and I don't know that I want to stick with it. There have to be other places to ramble and lurk in the wee hours.