Entry 044 for Wednesday May 27, 2020
I used to play baseball when I was young. This would be the late 70s through the early 80s. I played second base and usually batted second in the order. I was okay but definitely not great. Back then 44 meant Reggie Jackson for me. A more famous 44 would be the great Hank Aaron and that is the inspiration for the featured image of this post.
The core questions:
- What did you do today? Zooming with zoom meetings from 9am-1:30pm with students (Arturo, Alex, Alberto, Francisco and Iván) and colleagues about two separate webinars I will give that are coming soon (with Ana Raquel and Rubí); a meetup (in Zoom) with various international faculty at our Tec de Monterrey system; #educoffee with Christa (whom I just met in that international faculty session); class with my #Semana18 group; I missed a meeting with student Rosario (sorry).
- What did you enjoy? That meeting with faculty from around our institution was nice. I only knew one (Brian), so it was nice to see new faces. Some had arrived recently and others 20+ years like myself. I wish the Tec did more of this support work for incoming foreign faculty.
- What did you find difficult? This was a long day. I was exhausted. I wanted to give some feedback on assignments in the evening but I completely ran out of steam.
- What has changed? My full workdays are spent mostly on my desktop workstation and sometimes on the laptop to give my youngest time on this machine. In general I spend a lot of time on computers but many activities (meetings for work and social meetings) are not through this webcam and camera. It really is tiring.