**Number of intercontinental moves: **1

**Number of referee reports written: **6

**Number of quick opinions written: **Maybe 9 or 10?

**Number of recommendation letters written: **6

**Number of papers finished: **3

**Percentage of those papers which use -categories: **100%

**Do I understand -categories yet: **of course not.

**Number of papers accepted: **1

**Number of papers rejected after a 20 month review process and a favorable referee report, on the basis of lazy and intellectually dishonest `additional’ quick opinions**: 1

**Will I ever submit to that journal again:** I doubt it!

**Number of conferences attended: **4

**Number of conferences attended which served cakes decorated in gold leaf: **1

**Coolest things I read carefully this year:**

-DC’s amazing new approach to Poincare duality: why struggle to define a trace map when you can define a cotrace map with elegance and panache? See here, and also here.

-DHKM’s beautiful and creative use of the Fargues-Scholze technology to settle a bunch of notorious foundational questions about modular representations of p-adic groups.

-LM’s thesis. Brutal and overwhelming, in the best possible way.

-EGH’s notes on p-adic Langlands.

**Did I get COVID this year: **yes.

**Pitchfork-style rating of my COVID experience: **4.3/10

**Do I honestly feel, in this moment, like I had any good ideas this year: **meh.

**Research goals for 2023:**

-learn about motivic sheaves.

-figure out how to `really’ picture the Drinfeld compactification of .

-formulate a precise categorical p-adic local Langlands conjecture.

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