Episode 12 – (Non) Productivity In the Apocalypse

March 24, 2020
Episode 12 – (Non) Productivity In the Apocalypse
The Professor Is In
Episode 12 – (Non) Productivity In the Apocalypse
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Karen and Kel talk life in the COVID-19 pandemic: nothing is normal, nobody knows what’s going on, your family has invaded your space, teaching is overwhelming, writing is probably impossible. Accept you don’t have control. You cannot home school your kids, manage online teaching for the first time, sit in quarantine, confront a global pandemic and a sociopathic nightmare in the White House, and then think you’re going to be productive in your work. Please: lower ALL. THE. BARS. Do less. Be kind, to yourself and others. 

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