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What happened?

Sam, what happened to your ’blog?

That’s a good question. I’m nearing the first anniversary of nearly daily musings. And then, suddenly, five straight days passed in which I posted nothing. What happened? Well, the start of the semester happened [1]. It’s not that I didn’t have things to write about. I did. It’s not that I wasn’t writing. I was. It’s that classes started Thursday and I was even further behind than I usually was in preparing for those classes. So getting classes ready took priority. It didn’t help that unexpected things came up at home [2] and at work [3]. It didn’t help that I felt like I was making enough progress in straightening my lab that I sometimes did that rather than work I needed to do. Hence, when I finished my work each night and I asked myself, Should I muse or should I go to bed?, the answer was obvious.

This semester is crazy busy. The first day of classes reminded me just how crazy and busy it’s going to be. And I’ve promised Michelle that I will take on more responsibilities at home as she nears the home stretch of completing her MBA. But I really need to continue to muse. I’m just going to shoot for shorter musings, like this one. We’ll see if I succeed.

Now, I just have to catch up on missed musings ….

[1] The Eclipse also happened, but that’s a story for another musing.

[2] Needing a new water heater doesn’t top the list.

[3] Even though my nine-month contract does not start until the first day of classes, there are many things that I’m called on to do before that day. I also spent a lot of time talking to students about CSC151 and CS in general.

Version 1.0 of 2017-08-26.