We've gotten the official word: next quarter's classes will be online for at least the first two weeks. That's March 30 through April 10. I'm sure it will end up being the whole term.
For about a year, I've been planning to go to a conference in Aussois, France (close to northern Italy) to given an invited address at the end of March. But the prospect of being quarantined upon my return, wearing a surgical mask all the time, etc makes it seem not as fun as it would have been. Plus as a former open heart patient, I'm in a high risk category anyway. So now I am leaning toward not going. Which is bumming me out, of course.
Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of pure procrastination
Scroll the page
No work, just recreation
With a spin
This world of degradation
What we'll see
The hearing aids are also bluetooth-enabled and I mostly have them paired with my phone. So they act as earbud replacements too, although not surprisingly, they don't boost bass as well as earbuds.
Also when I answer the phone with them, I get weird looks because unlike airpods and other wireless earbuds, you can't see the hearing aids unless you're looking very closely.
I've been one week so far with hearing aids, mostly to manage the tinnitus. It's going well. I find I'm not saying "what?" as often when I'm addressed. I was at a huge social gathering last weekend and I could actually understand what people near me were saying.
They don't actually eliminate the tinnitus but they give me more to hear and focus on so that the constant hissing fades, unless I'm thinking about it (like right now).
Good morning! It doesn't matter what your accomplishments are today, whether you knock a dozen items off of your to-do list or you just manage to be awake for a little while. You are an Amazing Person and you deserve good things. Don't let anyone, whether it be family, "friends", or other idiots on the internet tell you otherwise.
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