This is a text-only version of my Autumn 2022 schedule for people who rely less on visual sight (a.k.a., "visually-impaired," but vision is more than just eyeball use, and I don't think people less reliant on eyeballs are any more impaired than anyone else).

Monday
8:00-9:00 - Class prep  (this is when I try to develop lectures, labs, and other learning activities - I often get side-tracked fixing machines or other problems, but this is my goal with this time)

9:00-10:00 Office hour - Boehm 135
10:00-11:00 Mineralogy lecture - Boehm 126

11:00-12:00 Office hour - Boehm 135
12:00-1:00 Geology of National Parks lecture - Academic Forum 201
1:00-5:00 Probably helping someone in one my labs (Electron microscope lab, or Petrology/Geochemistry lab, or rock saw room)

Tuesday
8:00-9:30
Research meeting with one of the brightest students I've met in several years.  She's an environmental science major interested in the interactions between geology, chemistry, and biology in natural systems.  She's studying rare earth elements with me and will present her research at the national Geological Society of America meeting in Denver this year!
9:00-11:00 Planetarium (yeah! I'm the planetarium director this year, so I give shows about the universe to young people and other college classes! :-) ).
11:00-12:00 Meetings - either Geology Club or department meeting or Undergraduate Research Committee meeting
12:00-1:00
Research meeting with personal friend who is studying the minerals associated with formation of a molybdenum deposit in Henan, China.  He will present his work at the national Geological Society of America meeting in Denver this year, too!
1:00-2:00
Lab prep  (selecting microscope slides, getting other instrumentation ready for lab class in the afternoon)
2:00-5:00 Mineralogy lab - Boehm 126

Wednesday

8:00-9:00 - Class prep  (this is when I try to develop lectures, labs, and other learning activities - I often get side-tracked fixing machines or other problems, but this is my goal with this time)

9:00-10:00 Office hour - Boehm 135
10:00-11:00 Mineralogy lecture - Boehm 126

11:00-12:00 Research with a freshman in whom I have a lot of hope.  She's studying fenite veins in the Bayan Obo district of China.  Being just a freshman, she has a limited geological knowledge base, but she's growing fast!  She will present her work at the national GSA meeting in Denver, too!
12:00-1:00 Geology of National Parks lecture - Academic Forum 201
1:00-2:00 Lunch with one of my very dearest friends (Dr. Jennifer Forsyth).  It's essential in life to prioritize the most important things because time passes and life doesn't go on forever.  I am so very grateful for this person and being with them is healing, energizing, and joyous for both of us.  (I love that it is a mutual thing and not just me being parasitically benefited! :-) ).
2:00-5:00 Variable, but probably helping someone in the SEM lab
 
Thursday
8:00-9:00
Petty crimes (I don't want to be too much of a straight-laced goody-goody.  ;-) ).
9:00-11:00 Planetarium - giving shows to young people, hoping to inspire a few to become scientists who may discover something important, or maybe something just interesting, and certainly live a life of wonder
11:00-12:00 Meetings - Geology Club or business meetings with other faculty/administrators
12:00-2:00
Electron microscopy (SEM) course lab
2:00-5:00 Variable, but probably helping someone in the SEM lab or giving a Planetarium show

Friday

8:00-9:00 - Class prep  (this is when I try to develop lectures, labs, and other learning activities - I often get side-tracked fixing machines or other problems, but this is my goal with this time)
9:00-10:00 Office hour - Boehm 135
10:00-11:00 Mineralogy lecture - Boehm 126

11:00-12:00 Office hour - Boehm 135
12:00-1:00 Geology of National Parks lecture - Academic Forum 201

1:00-5:00 SEM lab, either 1) working with another one of my very dearest friends in life (Professor and artist gwendolyn yoppolo) on her research (she doesn't really need me because she's absolutely adept, but helping her push buttons on the electron microscope is a good excuse for us to spend meaningful time together.  I don't know who you are or why you are reading this, but I hope that you find special friends in the world whom you trust absolutely and with whom you can be mutually open books.  The Chinese have a word for such a person:  Zhījǐ  知己 [pronounced jer-jee making your voice drop and rise again when you say the jee part as if it is a question, even though it's not a question, because Chinese is a tonal language].  Sharing like this is one of the greatest wonders in life, so prioritize this!),
or when not working with my friend, I'm probably working with students on their research using the electron microscope - not necessarily research students studying geology with me, but also biology students studying pollen or fungus, chemistry students studying weird chemicals, etc. - it's good to sometimes just help others without collateral personal gain :-) .


Here is a good quote for you to ponder:

    “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott

Here's a poem that my dear Englishist friend shared with me.  It's by a poet named Ellen Bass.  Here's the text version, or you can hear her read it by clicking at the link at the bottom of that poem's webpage.