It is raining and it reminds me of Mexico, Chile, Berkeley, Oregon, places I wish I lived and where I could walk to bookstores. I would like to stay home and read today and this would in fact be research. “Tenho saudade de tudo.”
My colleague says the problem here is that so many in the upper administration have never worked at another university, and are products of this culture. They see as normal unprofessional behavior that is not tolerated elsewhere.