See ya on the other side

Work-family balance

As of now, I’m theoretically on vacation. I wish I could claim victory over my commitments, but alas I will be taking the last pieces of my grading with me to Vancouver Island, depending on the kindness of my students to the (hopefully not-so-)bitter end.

But the vibe is already different. A palpable lightening of the spirit is at hand. My thoughts turn to family and friends, curling up and connecting with analog media, playing some atrocious guitar, and perhaps resuming my seasonal search for the perfect Manhattan.

I may do some blogging for fun (I do have a backlog of ideas for that), but promise not to discuss anything of relevance to professionals in my field until school resumes in the new year. (So in a sense, it’s business as usual here over the holidays.)

But before I pull the plug, allow me to say that whatever others might think, 2005 was a banner year for Abject Learning. If nothing else, it was my portal and lifeline connecting me to some brilliant peers and wonderful friends. Thank you for commenting, linking, arguing or just stopping by… And I wish all of you the best of the season, however you choose to celebrate.

About Brian

I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...
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6 Responses to See ya on the other side

  1. Jeremy says:

    …and it’s been great to read your abject wisdom here this year. Have a great vacation.

  2. Jon says:

    And a Merry whatever from (right now) a service station somewhere on the M6 just south of Birmingham…

  3. Gardner says:

    What a great picture, what a great blog, what a great friend and colleague.

    Words fail me.

    I hope your vacation is all that you dream.

    Rock on.

  4. Josie Fraser says:

    Hey Blamb! Thanks for everything this year. Love your photo – blogging away with the future generation bouncing on yr shoulders and yelling – as it should be for us all. Peace out for the holidays.

  5. Scott Leslie says:

    Hi Harry, be nice to your Dad, he needs a break. Enjoy the breakers on the coast, sure hope the weather stays like it’s been – 10 days straight of sun in December? See you in the new year, Scott

  6. Brian says:

    Thanks for good wishes everyone! I survived the holidays!

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