# 2019 11 01 tweets

This thread $$read up and down$$ has such a fantastic set of #FridayReads recommendations, and I’m delighted to be included!

This week, I cleared a few difficult tasks that have been hanging over my head off my to-do list. This weekend, we ran away to a hotel where I’m reading a book and feeling my brain come back to life. Would recommend.

This was once hands-down my favorite movie ever. It hasn’t gotten displaced by anything; it’s just been so long since I’ve seen it that it’s hard to say what my favorite is anymore.

Oh, I’m so glad. I’ll have to put it on the docket!

Thank you for this hat-tip and for all your support, @NEH_ODH! We have built a community of nearly 19,000 users engaged with humanities scholarship worldwide, sharing work in more than 25 languages. We could not have done it without you. https://twitter.com/NEH_ODH/status/1191715296865931266

Great indeed! The work of the university press is generosity made manifest, and its greatness lies in the work it shares, not the profits it might generate. https://twitter.com/DeverJustice/status/1192222070521966592

Oh fantastic! Congratulations!

This looks so great!

RT @LAM_Barrett: .@usnews lists create just about the most perverse and corrosive incentives possible for schools and this is approximately…

RT @mecanuel: @UICEngagedHuman loved our discussion of @kfitz “Generous Thinking” on Wednesday at @UICHumanities! Super inspiring book and…

I will confess to having days where I think we’ve more than run our course here, and I wish those that survive our deserved extinction well. https://twitter.com/TheDEWLine/status/1192621451179909120

Aaargh no. I’m so sorry!

Thank 10 women and keep it going: @nowviskie @terrainsvagues @kmapesy @annetiquate @sharonmleon @BerondaM @katinalynn @moncia @Educopia $$aka Katherine Skinner$$ @rrkennison — genius collaborators and inspirations. https://twitter.com/hjoseph/status/1193267163248955393

Such a list! If only my counting brain had shut itself off for a sec. ❤️

Competitive thinking will be the end of us all.

RT @cplong: Reflections on October's "Driving Institutional Change for Research Assessment Reform" workshop: No Quality Without Equity. Tru…

Snow is delightful when you get to watch it from inside. When I am boss of the world I will decree all snow days to be WFH days.

Replying to @ekansa, @todrobbins and @ewg118

Thank you! Humanities Commons is indeed humming along well: nearly 19,000 users worldwide. Free, open, not for profit. We’d be happy to have you there. http://hcommons.org

Replying to @ekansa, @todrobbins and @ewg118

And more exciting things coming soon. *cue suspenseful music*

You watch those builders, Fulcrum. ❤️

So looking forward to this visit! https://twitter.com/IUImpact/status/1194393231695450117

I wish.

More or less.

Good grief look at the size of Steve! When did that happen?

RT @gmbritton: @KrisRenn applies @kfitz’s brilliant book, Generous Thinking to the study of Higher Ed studies. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/generous-thinking #AS…

RT @billhd: Thanks to all who came out for our talk & discussion yesterday! We are looking forward to the workshop sessions this morning to…

Thanks to everyone at CAHI and IDAH who made this visit so productive and fun! https://twitter.com/IUImpact/status/1194393231695450117

Perhaps a plaintive cry from the unconscious, then.

Exactly.

Yes! Or maybe even read a book! $$Looking forward to seeing you\.$$

$$See what devices do? I missed the book in your tweet 😕$$

I often say that I wouldn’t go back to childhood for anything. I’ve just found an exception. A friend from high school passed away yesterday.

He was far and away the most talented of us, but there were aspects of his life that challenged him, and that kept him from living with all the joy he deserved for much too long.

I don’t know that it would have made a difference, but I wish I had known then what I know now, and that I could go back and be the support I should have been.

RT @ammienoot: An excellent keynote choice in @kfitz If you haven't read her Educause article "Sustainability, Solidarity, and Community in…

Thanks to both of you for this! @mchris4duke @juancommander https://twitter.com/mchris4duke/status/1196811386896179200

RT @terrainsvagues: At #OpenScienceUN, many mentions of the kind of generous thinking @kfitz puts forward as essential to successful, susta…

Congratulations!!! $$That actually deserves a few more exclamation points\!\!\!\!\!$$

RT @nowviskie: Backlash against "#altac" was always $$I think$$ both saddening to folx who used it to build solidarity & push us past "non-"…

Words come in and out of common usage, sure, but every once in a while I’m caught up short by repeatedly hearing a word that feels otherwise rare. Lately: “anodyne.” It’s suddenly everywhere, and I’m curious why.

🤔

~sigh~

This may be a matter of what I think of as the chartreuse-VW phenomenon $$i\.e\. you see them everywhere because you’ve started noticing them$$. This started for me with the Academe review of GT, which used “anodyne” in a way that left me wondering exactly how concerned I should be…

I’ve been making this with collards and it’s killer.
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020078-pressure-cooker-lentil-soup-with-sausage?smid=ck-recipe-iOS-share

RT @humcommons: We've reached a new milestone: 19,000 members!

Oh my word yes. This is $$if you’ll forgive me$$ part of the argument of Generous Thinking, but leads to a much broader sense in which we would all benefit from SLOWING DOWN and engaging with what’s in front of us rather than always pushing forward to where we’re trying to go. https://twitter.com/thiemwork/status/1198988801239990273

Good morning. A bit of reflection if you can bear it this early in the day: Loss, Shame, Validation, and Work. https://kfitz.info/loss-shame-validation-and-work/

Thanks so much, Martin. That shock and subsequent reflection are really something, in this case coupled with the realization that my peer group is at that age where this starts happening.

Thank you, Beronda, and thank you for the crucial model of another way of being!

Thank you, Suzanne; I hope sharing this might help someone else as much as thinking through it has helped me!

RT @jnonfiction: Powerful self-reflection from @kfitz. Chasing future $$academic$$ validation deadens something necessary to a worthwhile now…

For the post-noon crowd: a bit of reflection on the ties between the ways I work and the need for external validation, with some hope for better. https://kfitz.info/loss-shame-validation-and-work/

Inland Empire.

I spent a bunch of yesterday thinking about the ways I use work as a source of shame-escaping validation $$with hat\-tips to @annehelen and @BerondaM$$. https://kfitz.info/loss-shame-validation-and-work/

I’m not sure I’m done thinking about it. Embarking on a long holiday weekend writing retreat; we’ll see what comes. Happy Thanksgiving, all.

Backatcha!

Replying to @terrainsvagues, @annehelen and @BerondaM

Thank you! It’s so hard, but so good to have moments of remembering what it is to slow down enough to let the mess flourish. ❤️

RT @achdotorg: Looking to publish in the #digitalhumanities ? The next @DHQuarterly quarterly deadline is January 15th! https://t.co/f8QdQd…

We’re looking for great colleagues to help us build the future of ACH! https://twitter.com/achdotorg/status/1199674232617213959

Thanks so much, Neil. It means a lot to me!

Writing retreat has begun as it should.

Reflecting today on the many things for which I am grateful this year, not least the many extremely generous readers which whom I’ve gotten to engage at institutions all over the country. +

Generous Thinking is only the start of a much-needed series of conversations. I’m honored to have gotten to be part of them, and I very much look forward to seeing where we go next. https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/generous-thinking

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You are the BEST.