My first semester teaching as a PhD’d professor was tough – I was constantly struggling to stay on top of my research responsibilities and my family responsibilities.  Add in teaching 2 new preps – something had to give!  Well, I thought I found a solution – the textbook I was using for Intro to IR had already-made Powerpoint presentations!  All I needed to do was change the name and date on the slides and – Voilà! – teaching duties done! Unfortunately, every time I tried that, I ended up looking exactly like this guy:

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