Overcommitment, Finals Week, Spring 2016 (Essay #27)
The first in a series of short essays on the too many things I commit to.
Overcommittment, Summer 2016 (Essay #39)
The second in that series.
Misunderstanding metaphors (Essay #68)
The first in a short series of essays about my workload. In this one, I examine metaphors relating to work.
Sometimes tasks take too much time (Essay #70)
The second in that series.
Nibbled to death by ducks, episode 1 (Essay #85)
The first in a new series about my workload (originally intended as the third in the previous series).
Taskcading (or tasks cascading) (Musing #358)
A return to reflections on my workload.
Overcommitment, late summer 2017 (Musing #387)
What I have left to do this summer.
Nibbled to death by ducks, episode 2 (Essay #388)
In which I continue to reflect on my workload.
And then I start to lose.
Saturday with SamR (Musing #396)
One day in my life.
Sunday with SamR (Musing #397)
It seemed like a good idea at the time (Musing #406)
One of the reasons I don’t always get things done.
Missing a musing (Musing #409)
One of the things I didn’t get done.
Dreading September 1 (Musing #427)
Too many projects, too little time.
Recovering from 1 September 2017 (Musing #434)
Which of those projects got done.
Making bad choices, small and large (Musing #436)
Helping students rather than writing stuff. Is that really such a bad choice?
Making bad choices, or perhaps good choices (Musing #437)
Getting sleep rather than doing work. Is that really such a bad choice?
Planning ahead (Musing #440)
Avoiding my current situation.
Where have you been? (Musing #446)
Recovering from Tapia 2017 (Musing #452)
Putting myself more behind.
Fall break (Musing #456)
Break is a time to overcommit, or to clean up from overcommitment, or both, or something like that.
Fall broken (Musing #467)
The results of break.
What are you doing during winter break? (Musing #498)
Too many plans.
Another taskcade (Musing #502)
One in a series.
Prioritizing what’s left of winter break (Musing #508)
An update on musing #498.
One hour (Musing #521)
Work I might do if I had an extra one.
Logging my time (Musing #531)
Where does the time go?
Friday nights (Musing #535)
They provide less time for work than I need.
On being a workaholic (Musing #536)
Work the AP reading or take a cruise? The answer should be obvious.
When work and family conflict (Musing #537)
What happens when work obligations and family obligations conflict? The answer should be obvious.
Logging my time (Week three of Spring Semester 2018) (Musing #539)
Learning too much about my (bad) work habits.
Logging my time (Week four of Spring Semester 2018) (Musing #546)
Getting better, I think.
Grading (Musing #557)
More on being a workaholic.
Logging my time (Week six of Spring Semester 2018) (Musing #559)
Logging my time (Week seven of Spring Semester 2018) (Musing #566)
Getting better again.
Planning for spring break 2018 (Musing #569)
Sixteen days of spring break. Nearly thirty days of work. The numbers don’t work.
Logging my time (Week eight of Spring Semester 2018) (Musing #574)
A reasonable week, for the first time all semester!
Making more work for myself (Musing #580)
Or maybe not.
My advisory board (Musing #582)
Getting help with my tendency toward overcommitment.
Reflections on spring break 2018 (Musing #588)
What got done during the sixteen days of spring break and what I learned from paying attention.
Facebook reminders (Musing #590)
Remembering bad decisions.
Unproductive (Musing #615)
An apt description for this weekend.
Just another summer weekend (Musing #685)
Perhaps not quite as busy as my academic-year weekends.
just another summer weekend (Musing #690)
How it really turned out.
A draft of my 2019-2020 sabbatical proposal (Musing #727)
Planning too many activities for the next year.
Meta-reviewing (Musing #760)
Yet another professional activity that doesn’t relate to my fellowship.
Looking ahead to summer 2019 (Musing #774)
After eight consecutive summers with students, it’s time for a different model.
Preregistration appointments (Musing #810)
Talking to students.
SIGCSE mailing-list workflows (Musing #812)
Some of my many activities.
camera-ready copy for SIGCSE 2019 (Musing #826)
About three days of work.
Plans for SIGCSE 2019 (Musing #832)
More precisely, too many plans.
This year’s sabbatical (Musing #886)
Projects big and small.
Too many opportunities (Musing #920)
I’m glad I don’t have to choose.
Conducting a salary review (Musing #954)
More work than I anticipated.
Preparing for the onslaught of the semester (Musing #986)
I’m on sabbatical; things are supposed to be easier than this.
Ways to say
No (Musing #994)
The problem is all inside my head, I said to me.
Too much to do (Musing #997)
What else is new?
Summer MAP/MIP proposals (Musing #1011)
So much yet so little.