Kleene Star (kleenestar) wrote,
Kleene Star

  • Mood:


So . . . my class is over. I'm not teaching in the spring, which will make it the first spring since I moved here that I haven't been around ITP, and the first semester in the last four that I'm not teaching (including summers). I had a really good group of students this year - excited, creative, and generally bright - and it was a good way to take a break, a good note to end on. Their final projects were almost all terrific (though of course there are always problem students) - a voice-controlled basketball game, a remote-controlled car that can take photos, a powerful interactive interpretation of Richard Cory, a beautifully designed weather-interpretation program . . .

I imagine I'll be teaching again sometime soon, because I really enjoy it, but right now I need my energy to focus on other things. I've been kind of depressed recently and don't have much energy to spare, so I think it's for the best. I was actually pretty terrified about telling the school that I needed a semester off, but they were very cool about it.

(Of course, I haven't yet asked the ITP folks for a recommendation, but hopefully they'll still be happy to give me one.)

  • Reading List 2009 (22/55)

    Flood, Andrew Vachss Strega, Andrew Vachss Blue Belle, Andrew Vachss Hard Candy, Andrew Vachss Blossom, Andrew Vachss Sacrifice, Andrew…

  • Book-a-Day? Nah …

    According to my informal count, I’ve read 72 books so far in 2009; today is the 78th day of the year, so I’m six books behind. Not that…

  • Reading List 2009 (11/33)

    Some past reading: The Virgin Heiresses, Ellery Queen Swan Song, Robert McCammon The Best of Eric Frank Russell, Eric Frank Russell Lady…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment