I know it’s time to go home when the mouse who seems to have taken to visiting my office at night has the nerve to get on my desk and look at me while I’m working…but he’s also my dear neighbor, right?
This is getting be the crunch time for me. I hope I can continue to share some thoughtful posts with you. I also am well aware of the anxiety that comes with prepping three new courses. I just spent several hours trying to get an example of “Continuous-time convolution” together for class this week, and realize that I just don’t get it well enough right now to be able to teach it. It’s not critical that students learn to compute it by hand, so I’ll probably just let that go because I just don’t have time with the other prep work breathing down my neck. Still, it bothers me when I don’t get something, and it will keep nagging at me until I do understand it. The wise thing is to let go for now, with the promise to myself that I will play with it around some more when I can.
Anyway, I’m depending on you folks to spark some ideas for the days when I just can’t think of a more profound thought than the rodent running around my office.