Life on a starship can be monotonous: same hallways, same crew members, nearly the same view, day after day. You can shut yourself in your quarters to get away from people, but the cabins are small and minimalist. The best we can do for a sense of getting away is to use the holodeck programs, whether for adventure or for relaxation.
You can enter an Old West saloon or a Raymond Chandler dive, dance at a Gilded Age ball or tour Versailles, go fishing in Florida or climb Mont Blanc. You can walk with Virginia Woolf or have a dinner party with Disraeli, Marcus Aurelius, Indira Gandhi, and Catherine the Great.
The above programs are set on Earth. Similar programs are available for Andor, Bajor, Betazed, Cardassia, Denobula, Ferenginar, Kaminar, Kronos, Trill, Vulcan, and Xindus. You can also devise your own program; see your onboarding packet for the languages recognized by our systems. Hologram-technicians are available to help if you have any difficulties.
If you feel so inclined, tell us what program you plan to use this week (planet, setting, participants, type of action). Also please join us in the main lounge for the weekly reception and check-in, reporting on achievements and setting new goals.
Goals from last week:
1) Take a day and finish all association stuff and admin for student thing
2) Do a morning of Albatross planning
3) Tackle one part of Albatross
4) Make arrangements for grad student class projects
5) Do something fun with kid, and something fun with friends
Elizabeth Anne Mitchell
Edit at least 5 pages of Illuminated.
FINISH the outline for Translatio.
Organize desk and files 2 hours x 5.
Write exploratory notes about two possible topics 1 hour x 5.
1) Write 3 hours
2) Journal work: read over and find reviewers for 2 essays, editorial guidelines, check-in with co-editor
3) Write up my part of internal program assessment
4) Read over paper due 3/1, which I haven't looked at in about a year
5) Firm up plans for asynchronous and honors students in my class
6) Read 20 sermons
7) Sit x5, language x5
1 write terribly late committee letter
2 spend 3 hours fitting tiny lit review items into outline structure
3 read book for upcoming review
4 catch up on teaching things
-complete reading list, have welcome section, task 1, and week 1 content online.
-respond to all postgrad writing received by end of Wed
-close out last year big online unit inbox and set to bounce
-research day enforced (4 pomodoros)
1. Keep on doing *something* with Famous Author every day
2. Keep up with class things
3. Write memos for committee
4. Review proofs of article from last year
5. Try to keep desk under control
6. DEAL WITH EMAIL WHICH IS JUST A DISASTER. 1 hr x 2
7. Keep on working out
8. Keep up with healthy eating
9. Hang out with friends.
*Final bits of grad syllabus, write and post some new assignments.
*Stick to schedule for research, languages, teaching, admin.
*Write two sections of my Albatross.
*Pay bills, other financial stuff.
*Sleep, stretch, walk, fun stuff (read, visible mending, jigsaw).