I am finally getting over being sick. Hurray for antibiotics! I had some kind of sinus infection and for over a week felt really junky, plus I couldn't hear very well.
I find it hard to believe it's just the second week of the semester. I have two teaching jobs currently, so I am teaching a medieval history survey (1000-1500) to about 40 students at one school, and a course on medieval religion to about 10 students at another. Both seem to be going well; both groups of students are with it and engaged. Except that they don't seem to want to post in their online dicussion fora, which is perpetually irritating to me. This should be an easy assignment; just log on to the course website and write some comments about the reading! They do seem to have things to say in class, so I don't think it's a matter of not knowing what to say. This is the first week I've asked them to do these postings, so I'll see how it goes.
I need to pull my job talk together. Work for tomorrow. Although the talk is clearly my top priority, I still regret having to put off the other things I'm working on to focus on it.