Hola, Amigos! It’s been a long time since I last rapped at ya.
Even though November was National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), I effectively decided not to post this month. This was not an active decision, but came about because:
- I had four presentations within a week at the end of October. I gave two talks—one at the group theory seminar at my college, and the other at St. Olaf—on group theory, one panel discussion on writing, and a 2 minute introduction of another faculty member’s presentation. I spent a lot of time on each of these, and it got me in the habit of not posting.
- My third year review file was due on Monday. This did not take a lot of time—I did most of the work over the summer—but it did take up a lot of the free time that I might use to post something here.
- There was a midterm at the beginning of the month.
- There was a national holiday at the end of the month.
So those are my excuses. I would like to add that my research took a hit, too. I had planned to do an hour of research each day this semester, and I started off with 41 successful days. Since then, I have been 8 for 27. Jerry Seinfeld was right—it does feel good to keep a streak going, and it is difficult to get a streak going.