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 +

Sun Jan 02 20:22:15 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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 +

Sun Jan 02 20:23:14 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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

Sun Jan 02 20:24:39 +0000 2022

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

Mon Jan 03 15:30:17 +0000 2022

Replying to @EthanWatrall and @Mattermost


Mon Jan 03 15:35:25 +0000 2022

Oooh. https://twitter.com/Dictionarycom/status/1477369055690600455

Mon Jan 03 17:19:33 +0000 2022

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

Mon Jan 03 22:34:27 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

\(Syllabus TK\. Watch this space\.\)

Mon Jan 03 22:35:04 +0000 2022

Replying to @cgbrooke

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

Tue Jan 04 00:05:58 +0000 2022

Replying to @cgbrooke

You bet! More soon.

Tue Jan 04 00:43:20 +0000 2022

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

Tue Jan 04 18:33:21 +0000 2022

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/

Wed Jan 05 19:00:34 +0000 2022

Replying to @katinalynn

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.

Wed Jan 05 19:10:01 +0000 2022

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

Wed Jan 05 19:41:46 +0000 2022

Replying to @moncia and @katinalynn

Hmmmm… 🤔

Thu Jan 06 18:46:47 +0000 2022

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

Thu Jan 06 18:48:42 +0000 2022

Replying to @katinalynn and @moncia

Now THAT would be fun.

Thu Jan 06 18:49:00 +0000 2022

I may never do this well again.

Wordle 202 3/6


Fri Jan 07 12:56:08 +0000 2022

Replying to @StephenBelcourt

It’s inevitable. :)

Fri Jan 07 13:20:01 +0000 2022

Replying to @mannahattamamma

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

Fri Jan 07 14:03:35 +0000 2022

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

Fri Jan 07 16:20:28 +0000 2022

RT @BerniceKing: Sidney Poitier

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

Powerful beyond the stage and scre…

Fri Jan 07 16:27:04 +0000 2022

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…

Fri Jan 07 22:04:18 +0000 2022

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

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

Fri Jan 07 22:05:39 +0000 2022

Replying to @elotroalex and @MellonFdn

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

Fri Jan 07 22:18:25 +0000 2022

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

Sat Jan 08 21:46:11 +0000 2022

RT @nowviskie: Here’s better news!

Sat Jan 08 21:46:25 +0000 2022

Replying to @DDMeringolo

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.

Mon Jan 10 02:01:53 +0000 2022

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

Mon Jan 10 02:02:54 +0000 2022

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

Mon Jan 10 17:04:40 +0000 2022

Replying to @sharonmleon

Oh no.

Mon Jan 10 23:50:05 +0000 2022

Replying to @GrinnellCollege and @BerondaM

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

Wed Jan 12 01:35:50 +0000 2022

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

Wed Jan 12 01:39:12 +0000 2022

Replying to @DianeJakacki, @brettbobley and @jamescummings

Hey, congratulations!

Wed Jan 12 23:27:32 +0000 2022

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

Wed Jan 12 23:44:19 +0000 2022

Replying to @sharonmleon


Wed Jan 12 23:52:36 +0000 2022

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…

Thu Jan 13 16:31:41 +0000 2022

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?

Fri Jan 14 18:38:28 +0000 2022

Replying to @CameronNeylon

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

Fri Jan 14 19:10:16 +0000 2022

Replying to @aj_boston

That will get you into serious trouble!

Fri Jan 14 19:10:38 +0000 2022

Replying to @researchremix and @matthewdlincoln

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

Fri Jan 14 19:11:06 +0000 2022

Replying to @SarahEBond

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

Fri Jan 14 19:55:04 +0000 2022

Replying to @NateJohnsonFL

I like that one.

Fri Jan 14 21:27:14 +0000 2022

Replying to @RyanDeschamps

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

Fri Jan 14 21:32:44 +0000 2022

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

Fri Jan 14 22:09:59 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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

Fri Jan 14 22:12:12 +0000 2022

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

Wordle 209 2/6


Fri Jan 14 23:14:35 +0000 2022

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

Wordle 211 2/6


Sun Jan 16 13:50:13 +0000 2022

File under Goals. https://twitter.com/tressiemcphd/status/1482855988159995906

Mon Jan 17 00:29:38 +0000 2022

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

Tue Jan 18 15:50:29 +0000 2022

Replying to @kwazana and @ColumbiaUP

Ooooooh! This sounds great. Congratulations!!!

Tue Jan 18 20:08:38 +0000 2022

Replying to @kristinarola

Highest merit. ❤️

Wed Jan 19 21:25:34 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

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

Fri Jan 21 13:09:44 +0000 2022

Replying to @profwernimont

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

Sun Jan 23 16:36:53 +0000 2022

Replying to @profgeojustice and @devoneylooser

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

Mon Jan 24 13:50:19 +0000 2022

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.” +

Mon Jan 24 14:15:30 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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.

Mon Jan 24 14:18:44 +0000 2022

Replying to @cwarzel and @annehelen

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.

Mon Jan 24 14:22:36 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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

Mon Jan 24 14:31:43 +0000 2022

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

Mon Jan 24 14:34:05 +0000 2022

Replying to @DrYoFiggy, @MellonFdn, @jmjafrx and @taoleighgoffe

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

Mon Jan 24 18:39:45 +0000 2022

Replying to @wynkenhimself

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

Tue Jan 25 00:23:31 +0000 2022

Replying to @martin_eve

Enormously well-deserved congratulations!

Tue Jan 25 21:55:41 +0000 2022

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…

Wed Jan 26 21:18:27 +0000 2022

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

Wed Jan 26 23:18:07 +0000 2022

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

Wed Jan 26 23:26:04 +0000 2022

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.

Wed Jan 26 23:56:36 +0000 2022

Sadly, believable. https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1486470195036270600

Thu Jan 27 00:01:07 +0000 2022

Replying to @kmapesy, @LizaPotts and @schopie1

Oy, don’t get me started.

Thu Jan 27 14:25:06 +0000 2022

The word of the day is RANDOM.


Thu Jan 27 15:50:17 +0000 2022

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

Thu Jan 27 16:21:22 +0000 2022

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

Fri Jan 28 18:45:40 +0000 2022

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

Fri Jan 28 19:18:08 +0000 2022

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. +

Sun Jan 30 15:19:00 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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. +

Sun Jan 30 15:19:17 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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. +

Sun Jan 30 15:19:28 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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. +

Sun Jan 30 15:19:41 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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. +

Sun Jan 30 15:19:53 +0000 2022

Replying to @kfitz

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.

Sun Jan 30 15:20:33 +0000 2022

Replying to @toddbutler

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.

Sun Jan 30 15:34:41 +0000 2022

Replying to @toddbutler

It keeps things purposeful and values-oriented, but it can still be hard to carve out the time to remember the *why* of all this work when there’s so so much of it to do.

Sun Jan 30 15:34:45 +0000 2022

Replying to @jean_bauer

So true. It may well be a factor for me; my last real review was for promotion to full. It turned out well, but it was super painful. I said to myself at the outset, “the worst they can do is hurt my feelings.” I failed to realize that they could REALLY hurt my feelings.

Mon Jan 31 14:11:28 +0000 2022

This is a super exciting group! Congratulations to all, and to the @HuMetricsHSS team for such a compelling project! https://twitter.com/HuMetricsHSS/status/1488209658934444032

Mon Jan 31 19:48:58 +0000 2022