The first week of classes at RIT has been a blur. In part that’s because my only day to get out of class business done is Wednesday. I teach effectively 6 straight hours Monday and Friday (its two different sections of the same class). Tuesdays and Thursdays are spent in Ithaca (today I calculated that I spend over eight hours a week driving to an from Cornell — that’s a whole business day).

What is a bit awkward is that the lab component of my course is on Mondays. The lecture is on Fridays. So students are getting the so-called “hands on experience” before we cover theory. Or at least that was what I had to work on this week. I think I’ve managed to come up with a plan that takes care of that for future weeks.

Ok, ’nuff typing, time to read anthro stuff.