Archive for December, 2006

Booked Up

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Classes end tomorrow.
I’ll have my first day without any committee meetings, chairing thesis defenses, student meetings or other schedule-busters Friday the 15th.
Go me?

How Nasty!

Monday, December 4th, 2006

“University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.”—attributed to Henry Kissinger
I suppose that there is a virtue in blunt honesty, but there’s something about the studied nastiness of academic attacks that always takes me by surprise. For instance, in the most recent issue of JBS, Ethan Shagan reviews G.W. Bernard’s The King’s […]

Snow’s Back

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

And it looks like it’s here to stay. We had a fun, family weekend. Took the girls out to play in the snow several times as well as out for lunch on Saturday. Now the girls and I are listening to Christmas music while dinner gets underway. Repaired a rip in youngest’s snow pants. Found […]

Surprised!

Friday, December 1st, 2006

The chair and the secretary worked a minor miracle. I’m not teaching an overload next year, at least the way the schedule stands. Sure, there’s the small disappointment of not having all the graduate courses mounted that I wanted to offer. Especially since next year marks the arrival of the double cohort (from Ontario’s elimination […]