When I emerged from my office at home after recording my first university lecture of the pandemic era, Lissa told me I’d been using my radio voice.
As a young journalist – before newspapers, before books, before my crazy new career as a university professor – I did radio. It’s been nearly forty years, but even now when I slip into a public communication mode, I drop into what Lissa calls my “radio voice”. So without thinking, sitting at a computer in my home office talking to students disembodied in both time and space, I went there.
So OK, I guess that’s the way I’ll have to think of this task. I’m doing radio.
But I still hate it.
I am super sad.
I miss my students.