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Falling a Week Behind - Excuses

I know excuses are inexcusable, and being even a week or two off schedule bothers me. But, the last few weeks have been miserable.

New Glasses. I've never worn prescription glasses before, but I ended up needing them to deal with some strange color separations and "starburst" effects I was seeing. The glasses ended up being incorrect the first time I tried them, so the optometrist had to repair them. I lost a week of computer use while struggling to see. Even now, I'm not used to the glasses.

Family Things. Let's just say that my wife's family will not be visiting from California. But, until Mother Nature's wrath was felt we had been rushing to accommodate visitors.

My Best (Feline) Friend Died. He was 16, and had been with me for a lot of years. Losing him was tough and both my wife and me; she even took time off work to care for him.

Not sure how any of this fits with pedagogy, but it goes to show that even the most obsessive student can get sidetracked by life events. The glasses prove that the visual aspects of the Web can trip us up, quite quickly in fact. The other issues were simply more stress and lost hours than I realized... proving students, including me, should work ahead!

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