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Spring is here!

March 30, 2014


Got out Friday, our spring break long weekend (as “professional staff,” I’m in the office M-Th), and got in a 25 mile ride in hte 40’s.  Today started at 29 but should be up in the 50’s and there’s a ride at 2:00 supposed to be 12-14 mph…I’ll take the fast bike just in case […]

The UnFun Struggle

March 27, 2014


It’s not having as deleterious effect as before, prob’ly because I’ve had the good sense to get up and ride my bike or jog around the parking lot when the frustration gets toxic, but I’m getting a handle on discerning when “struggle” is Not A Good Thing in this class I’m taking. To wit:   […]


March 25, 2014


Okay, I’m only posting this link because I expect to see the more viral, out-of-context versions of it and want to be able to quickly send the context (because lots of my associates actually think about such things).   When I saw it, I didn’t think too much about it because of the lack of […]

Productive Struggles

March 24, 2014


   So… I just managed to re-work “Lab 5” and it’s Doing All The RIght THings. (Okay, I need to get the file that says how to fit the pictures in the square, but that is cut and paste when I find it.)      (Unfortunately my “deal with self” was that I’d make a […]

SW: the new season…

March 21, 2014


Stolen from a facebook friend… Late March in these parts is… Still Winter.   No, not Minnesota or Winnipeg winter… but it’s still the temperatures of lots of layers and extra time to dress and lots of laundry. And snow showers are in the forecast for Tuesday. Still, I am now seeing half a dozen […]


March 13, 2014


The Midterm has passed, and so have most of the students in the quarter-versions of the math courses.   The classes were broken into quarters so that students could start over earlier and not have as high a credit-hour cost… it made that last week a little crunchier but it does mean they’ve got That […]

(procrastinating, yes)

March 2, 2014


okay, I’ve looked at the roads and the choir will have to do without me this morning… and it’s time to dive back into this programming exercise.  I’m developing a deeper appreciation for the luggage and baggage one must bring to struggle.   Short version:   if one doesn’t already have a ‘growth mindset’, then […]

Struggle Sometimes Sucks.

March 1, 2014


It’s a good thing my life is very simple.  I am determined to learn this Java stuff.  I’m not sure whether I will be able to or not and I’ve already pretty much abandoned developing any other curricular materials.  Why?  Because of the glory of struggle.   Hey, we’re supposed to look for challenge.  It […]