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July 2014

loose ends

lights

Out and about.

It’s been warm and that brings with it vexation. I’ve been filling out paperwork for other people and then carrying it hither and thither because it can’t be emailed, but only faxed; fax machines and I have a long-standing disagreement, so walking it is.1 I could use the exercise, anyway. I sometimes think university administrations could be significantly reduced if academics had some practical problem-solving skills; then I realize this thought is trollish. From a research standpoint, of course, all paperwork must happen by magic (except for the grant-writing, which instead is assessed by a diabolical combination of magic and politics).

  1. I was adding tags to this entry and typed in ‘paper’ for paperwork, which autofilled to ‘toilet paper’; given how much of the paperwork I’m dealing with is CYA, this seemed apt.

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