Alex Claman

In the final week before leaving for two months of fieldwork. Trying to wrap up as much prep and organization as I can for the online course I’m teaching while slowly getting organized for packing as well as figuring out (hopefully) getting the car’s transmission replaced.

Currently reading: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit πŸ“š

Currently reading: Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World by Barry Lopez πŸ“š

Finished Reading: Speaking Bones by Ken Liu πŸ“š

I think I slept for about nine and a half hours last night. That last hour and a half was unplanned.

Coffee β˜•οΈ

Finished Reading: The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez πŸ“š

Finished Reading: Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak by Charlie Jane Anders πŸ“š

Finished Reading: Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane πŸ“š

Currently reading: Speaking Bones by Ken Liu πŸ“š

I’ve hit the point in the evening where I’m relying on the Supergiant soundtracks to get me through the rest of my work.

Finished Reading: Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty πŸ“š

Finished Reading: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi πŸ“š

Currently reading: Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty πŸ“š

Cautiously intrigued by the Ahsoka trailer. I’ll watch it regardless because I’m a long-time Star Wars nerd. But I like the character line-up. Now I just need to start working my way through Rebels…

From walks the last couple days

Been working my way through IMMORTALITY for the last week. Excellent.

US Companies Complain of Worker Shortages While the US Deports Workers to Their Deaths… β€œWhen we say that there aren’t enough workers to β€œfill certain positions,” what we’re really saying is that there aren’t enough people willing to accept the terms on which employers are offering jobs.β€œ

Currently reading: The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez πŸ“š

Finished Reading: The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper by A.J. Fitzwater πŸ“š

Finished Reading: Master & Apprentice (Star Wars) by Claudia Gray πŸ“š

Sometimes I’ll read a sentence and think, “wow, that person really sounds like they know what they’re talking about,” then I’ll remember that I am, in fact, reading something I wrote. This is always closely followed by the realization that present me has no idea what …

I just cannot feel awake today. Thankfully there’s coffee. β˜•οΈ

Working to remind myself that rest is just as important as work (perhaps more).