Monday, August 10
The woods, 8:24
Today we return to work, at least mentally. I get up at 7:30, have breakfast, and leave the house.
By taking a circuitous and meandering route, I can walk for an hour through the woods while listening to two episodes of The Infinite Monkey Cage: one about the brain, and the other about how life began.
As I walk along the path I see an opening into the trees that resembles an archway (if you see your eyes and think about it hard). I stand looking into it, wondering whether or not to venture in.
By 9:15 I sit at the table in the work room and open my computer. I will spend most of the day getting back into the swing of things, or attempting to.
I will check everything online at Arcada and then start planning my courses for this academic year. I will have a Zoom meeting with Jutta, and send a message to Dennis.
Jutta and I will agree to meet in person at Arcada next Monday. Dennis and I will agree to meet in Minecraft tomorrow.
I will join in some discussions on internationalisation at home and chat briefly with Tomas.
Finally I will make sure that Todoist and my diary say the same things, and then sit back ready for the next period of distanced fun.