# 2022 01 01 tweets

Not long ago, @NyashaJunior asked for planner recommendations, and got a ton of great ones in the replies. https://twitter.com/NyashaJunior/status/1472968052232888322 +

For my Remarkable 2 friends, however, I wanted to add this one: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1093713607/2022-remarkable-planner-remarkable?ref=cart +

It’s a richly linked and brilliantly designed pdf, with lots of room for goal setting, habit tracking, note taking, and scheduling.

Following up on some thoughts about planners and planning. https://kfitz.info/plans/

JEALOUS. SUPER DUPER JEALOUS.

This thread makes me all the more excited for #ENG818, my peculiar writing class, which starts a week from today. Online at first, both sadly and happily, but in any case a place where we can do some work together. https://twitter.com/cgbrooke/status/1478105178951852033

$$Syllabus TK\. Watch this space\.$$

Ha! It’s called “Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing.” Focused on things like blog posts, personal statements, grant proposals, etc.

You bet! More soon.

HUGE congratulations to @JMUlibraries and @FuriousFlowerPC, and to @MellonFdn for their support of such an amazing project! https://twitter.com/nowviskie/status/1478413893814956033

I know you’re all waiting breathlessly at the edges of your collective seats for this, so here at last is my syllabus for #ENG818, Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing. NB: Tinkering is likely, if not wholesale rethinking, given the uncertainties ahead. https://machines.kfitz.info/ss22/

Thanks, Katina! Frankly, it feels like a huge gift to myself — a course I’ve wanted to teach for a long time, and one that’s bound to help me as much as them.

On the collective process, and final product, of my syllabus for Peculiar Genres of Academic Writing. https://kfitz.info/eng818/

Hmmmm… 🤔

This is delightful to hear :) I’m sorry I’m not able to be there in DC, but will hope for better next year! https://twitter.com/LydiaTangPhD/status/1479139214449119236

Now THAT would be fun.

I may never do this well again.

Wordle 202 3/6

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It’s inevitable. :)

Pretty much. I can send you a link if you want one, but then you’ll be in there with the rest of us…

Ooh, go get it, folks. I read my pre-ordered copy as soon as it arrived and immediately added it to my syllabus for #ENG818: https://machines.kfitz.info/ss22/ https://twitter.com/alnthomas/status/1479485829584199682

RT @BerniceKing: Sidney Poitier

Poor People's Campaign, Resurrection City, Washington, D.C., May 1968

Powerful beyond the stage and scre…

RT @wynkenhimself: I think often about what could’ve been if she’d been confirmed as Asst Attorney General for Civil Rights. What a loss th…

RT @InvestInOpen: It’s launch day at IOI! ✨

We’re excited to share the first look at the Catalog of Open Infrastructure Services $$COIs$$.…

Oh, wow, I missed this somehow. Huge congratulations! I am super excited to see what y’all get up to.

RT @nowviskie: Thanks, Taylor & Francis! The sooner people realize that *all* for-profit academic publishing is icky pay-to-play of one kin…

RT @nowviskie: Here’s better news!

God yes, this. I got my first job because my predecessor in the position died suddenly. My luck required someone else's tragedy. I have never forgotten that.

God yes, this. I got my first job because my predecessor in the position died suddenly. My luck required someone else's tragedy. I have never forgotten that. https://twitter.com/DDMeringolo/status/1480351198817435650

RT @susanirenebrown: Today’s the day for expressing interest in volunteering ADHO’s anti-structural-racism task force. Please consider it!…

Oh no.

BERONDA. Beronda! Huge congratulations! I am delighted for you, and for Grinnell! $$And so, so sorry for us\!$$

This is a huge win for @GrinnellCollege! And a sad loss for us at MSU. Congratulations, @BerondaM — I can’t wait to see what you do! https://twitter.com/GrinnellCollege/status/1480951404692971521

Hey, congratulations!

Wow, this is devastating but brilliant. But devastating. https://twitter.com/kevinrmcclure/status/1481014672811773954

Completely.

RT @humcommons: Hello new followers! We're so excited to see all of you! We're a nonprofit academy-owned and governed platform for collabor…

I need a less off-putting colloquialism for “using our own product” or “living up to the message we profess” than “eating our own dog food.” Any suggestions?

Yeah, exactly. Something that conveys “if we’re not willing to do it, why should others be?” without making it seem gross.

That will get you into serious trouble!

I like this one. Conveys the ways we should be celebrating what we do so well!

That definitely gets the second part, but misses the “demonstrating our product is good by using it ourselves” bit…

I like that one.

That one feels a bit close to “making this up as we go along,” but I get what you mean.

Lots I like about this one. It picks up @CameronNeylon’s interest in the pre-service family meal in restaurants — both that if it’s not good enough for us, it’s not good enough to be served, and that it’s an opportunity for the staff to learn about $$and improve$$ the product. https://twitter.com/GinnyLDN/status/1482109680625324039

And as a reminder to a team, “we need to eat what we cook” brings us back to sustainability, nourishment, and more

I will only ever share these in the event a total wild-ass guess works.

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Here’s to the joys of the wild-ass guess.

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Hear, hear! I received my copy late last week, and can’t wait to dive in! Congrats, all. https://twitter.com/mkgold/status/1483465105794867212

Ooooooh! This sounds great. Congratulations!!!

Highest merit. ❤️

How rude. That should be “Mr. Loaf” until invited to use his first name.

God, how awful. Jacque, I’m so, so sorry.

Looks chewy! $$Seriously, congratulations, George — I’ll look forward to hearing more about your transition\!$$

Ahhhh, I just realized why some of the reactions to my tweets about not dumping work on your colleagues right before the holidays so got under my skin. Those reactions were all “that’s your own problem; set better boundaries.” +

The problem, as @cwarzel and @annehelen brilliantly explain, is that boundaries are personal. What we need are guardrails, structural devices that can protect us from careening work payloads.

The annoying email from your boss or co-worker that plows into your life at 4:59pm on Friday is a problem that you should not have to fend off through personal discipline or resiliency. We need collective agreements that protect all of us.

Huge thanks to @cwarzel and @annehelen, and the brilliant OUT OF OFFICE. Read it today.

RT @windloochie: @kfitz @cwarzel @annehelen YES boundaries get bulldozed by bureaucracies.

HOORAYYYY!!!! This is phenomenal news, Yomaira, and I can’t wait to see how this project develops!

I have been trying ALL afternoon to come up with a good Desperate Housewives joke, and failed.

Enormously well-deserved congratulations!

RT @ProfessorCrunk: I just need Biden to appoint a solidly progressive Black woman. None of this middle of the road stuff. Middle of the ro…

Dang, this thread is smart. It makes me think there’s an update of Veblen to be developed, asking why the right has been overtaken by a sect believing that the visible and outward sign of grace is no longer consumption but facts and logic and science all telling you you’re wrong. https://twitter.com/cmpriest/status/1486404185083953154

RT @kmapesy: The #MSUGlobalDH Symposium Registration is now OPEN! The program is announced as well, and we are buzzing about it! https://t.…

There was a time, not too terribly long ago, when I could go days on end without being asked by something in my feeds or my inbox to think about the world-changing significance of NFTs.

Those were the days.

Replying to @kmapesy, @LizaPotts and @schopie1

Oy, don’t get me started.

The word of the day is RANDOM.

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This was only a prologue. Where books are burned, in the end they also burn people. https://twitter.com/gmbritton/status/1486733297178714114

RT @humcommons: We will update everyone when uploads have been reopened. All current deposits remain available for download during the migr…

RT @humcommons: We're in search of an Infrastructure Developer: someone responsible for designing, supporting, & improving the research tec…

I’m in the midst of producing materials for two reviews right now, one my college’s standard annual merit review, and the other a reappointment review for my administrative role. +

The level of anxiety that these processes surfaced in me is quite something. This despite the fact that our merit process is entirely humane and the reappointment process is being managed by the best folks possible, in the most generous possible way. +

The problem is that the last two years have produced both a multiplication of the things that need to get done and a drastic reduction in the internal resources $$not just mine; everyone’s$$ available to do them. +

And as a result, thinking about the statements required — of accomplishments, of goals, of vision — has focused my attention on everything I’d meant to do but didn’t, on everything I had to let slide, on every way I failed. +

This morning I finally made myself sit down and start thinking positively about what I actually have done over the last two years, and where I still want to go. And something finally broke loose, and the anxiety started to abate. +

I wish for a similar abatement for all of you in annual review mode, or in reappointment, tenure, or promotion mode. You did a LOT, even if you didn’t do everything. May you be surrounded by colleagues who can help you see that, and an institution that recognizes and values it.

The good news is that my college and department have tried really hard to make the annual bean-counting into a kind of bean-sowing instead, asking us to reflect on our deepest goals for our work and then think through how we’ve been working toward them and what remains ahead.