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Friendly Friday

Here is the note I sent out to my students this morning.

Hi everyone,
 
Two things…
 
1) Spring Break extended further and Google Classroom.
 
Many of you already now, we’re now out until at least April 19.
 
My plan is to move to Google Classroom as soon as I’m given the thumbs up, which probably won’t be for another week. I will send more information later today. We will start slow to make sure everyone is comfortable with the tools.
 
2) Friends
 
Call a friend today. Or text them. Or do whatever you do. But do something friendly. :-)
 
I have a friend in Houston. He and I worked together years ago. We stay in touch. He’s was a (very good) Space Shuttle flight controller. He now works on the Orion program.
 
One thing flight controllers do (without thinking about it) is to plan for if things go wrong. I spoke with him the other night, and he told me how his kitchen has been fully stocked for two weeks. He explained that he’s going to start making bread, because you can’t stockpile it. He saw this coming, and he planned for it.
 
I shared our failed effort to find toilet paper at grocery stores in west Texas when we were coming back from camping last week. Here’s a link to a picture of his response. (For those of you who can’t see it, it’s a photo of me and a box of TP that he mailed to us. Now I think we can make it for a few weeks. :-)
 
We get by with a little help from our friends. You are awesome.