I haven't had a blogging platform for several years now, so forgive me if I'm rusty. Anyway, I put in my retirement notice in April of this year, giving my university 11 months' notice. I came here in 1993, so when I finish, I will have worked here 22 years (try teaching that future time pattern to the kids!). As another semester winds down, I wondered how many semesters I have taught here. That's 21 1/2 years, minus the year I had a research abroad break, making it 41 semesters so far. Not so newsworthy, but it is what it is. I guess I'm just feeling a bit nostalgic today.
Grades are finished for 3 out the 4 courses I'm teaching; I'm just waiting for the graduate students' papers to trickle in. I'll read them next week, and then it's the usual round of work I can't really talk about. I am in need of a decent vacation; thank goodness I have one planned with the family this summer. Then there's the volunteer work coming up before that. It should be a good summer for getting the blog going. Are you ready?