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January 07, 2005

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Rhesa

The winter sessions are fun! SFSU's started this week, and I've never taken a class during this small interlude between semesters. Thankfully I start a job on Monday, or this "sleeping in till 10" routine would haunt me until the end of the month.

zuzu

Ooh, vacation. Alien concept. I've been a contractor for the last 5 years, so the only stretches of time I've had off have been unintentional unemployment, my mother's illness/death, and right after 9/11, when I wasn't even sure if I still had a job (I worked two blocks from there, and yes, I did).

But when I had time off previously, between jobs when I had another one lined up, or in school, or whenever, I relished the free time and having no responsibility for that time.

I'm working on reducing my expenses, paying off my debts, and increasing my savings so I can retire early and/or go to part-time by the time I'm 45.

Cairo

Hugo,
You deserve a rest...you are the hardest working professor I know. I was in your Winter Session Class a year ago, you are an incredible teacher, and according to all the postings I've been reading, you are a gifted writer too! __ Actually, you are brilliant, you simply MUST write books, articles, you name it.__ It is your duty, your gift to posterity, in exchange for the gift of intellect and wit that has been bestowed on you.

Caroline

Hugo

I've just started visiting your blog from the UK.

I do know what you mean about the joys and problems of free time. I teach at a UK university college, and every summer I look at the long gap between terms and think "Wow, I'll get so much done!" but I don't and I get so frustrated :-(

I do wish that I had found a neat answer, but I haven't, I can just sympathise and hope that you're proud of what you will have achieved by February.

all the best

Lisa

Free Time? Urp, I'm a mom of 3 baby/toddlers and I'd give my left big toe for a week off. Seriously.

Enjoy it!! And know that I am jealous as hell.

Hugo Schwyzer

Lord willing, Lisa, I will be where you are in just a few short years... and you have my intense admiration!

Cairo

Hugo,
I'm confused....don't you have an 8 yr. old son?

Hugo Schwyzer

Uh, you've got me confused with someone else... no kids, just a chinchilla!

blackkoffeeblues

Oh Hugo, if you've got time off don't fill it up with stuff...just enjoy the greatness of nothing. I remember vacation time...oh the sweetness of doing nothing. Like Zuzu, my plan has long been an early retirement filled with beautiful nothingness!

Martin

Hugo,
I would like your advise on the following: I'm in a telecourse where I never actually get to see or talk to my instructor. We communicate on-line, or he writes comments on our papers.__He's actually a good instructor, except for the times that he makes up things to try and get his point across. I have a difficult time with this, sometimes I can't tell the difference between reality and fiction. One of my classmates told me to attach more weight to the subject matter than to the words, but I actually think that I need to give more weight to the words than to the subject matter.....I'm really sorry that I discovered this telecourse, I've had problems from the first day, I'm just too gullible and naive for this type of instruction. I have a really hard time communicating with an individual unless I'm in their face, body language is so important!__ I thought I understood this instructor's philosophy, but everytime I think I have it figured out he sends a curve ball. __ I guess I lost it, I don't know where he is coming from, I don't know where he is going, I don't understand him. I certainly can't take his class in the spring, and I guess I need to drop this one.....What do you think??

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