I'm adding some 3 subheadings here. Those of you checking in, try these subheadings. I'd love to hear how you're doing.
1. RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
The universe has been telling me to get my ass down here, I mean my fingers and keyboard. There was some discussion last night on the chat (_refugee_, ButterflyEffect, am_Unition, elizabeth about hubski's tenth hubskiversary of existence coming up on December 5, 2020.
Even if the borders are open (Canada/USA), I'm not sure anyone will want to travel.
(I originally invited all Michigan (or anyone who wants to travel) hubskiers to my house in Canada.) -- but perhaps we should wait a year. Besides, there's something palindromic about 11.
Tonight I'm giving my first online lecture to Startup School. The class is called "How Not to Kill Your Co-Founder" (Subtitle: Strategies for Successful Teamwork). This is normally a totally interactive participatory session. People show up with their team members and do activities like create reliability agreements and norms for conflict. They leave feeling closer and more trusting of team members. But tonight, the organizers are not using any interactive technology - I show my slides and talk into the void. (My slides fill the screen) so I can't see if anyone is there, if they are awake, anything.
3. GOING FORWARD
Meanwhile, the university is talking about doing 90% of the classes on line and I'm FINALLY thinking VERY SERIOUSLY about retiring.
It seems like a good time because I'm not super enthusiastic about teaching on line, even if it is on Zoom and can be reasonably interactive.
I can think about retiring because I'm older than you, probably a lot older than you, and because I have other things to do, and also it's been a good run BUT MOSTLY because my program has expanded and my course as I've been teaching it -- intensely and intimately -- is going to be modularized, they say because the way it is is not scalable. And I'm not scalable -- in fact, I'm shrinking.
But after tonight, I will take a deep breath and move on into the summer of Covid.
and I'll try to CONTRIBUTE more as I move into a new phase.
as for thenewgreen Higgs-Boson Forever!!