Saturday, February 04, 2006

I'm going all Oprah on you

Work has been extraordinarily difficult to the point where I've been sucked into a vortex of bitterness and resentment. So I thought I should work my way out of this by writing about something good every day along the lines of Oprah's gratitude journal.

So yesterday's good things. Yesterday, I got the announcement out for the summer program that I run. That included updating the web site a bit and composing several emails. Also, I ran into a professor at lunch who thanked me for setting up the blog software and who offered to get me involved in a couple of things. Also, I had a nice conversation with another faculty member about his writing seminar. It began with a technical question and shifted to discussing some pedagogical issues that have very little to do with technology. Then, there was a good email exchange with another faculty member about using maps.

These were all things that made me feel accomplished and recognized for my intellect.