Two transitions are on my mind today. First, a short drive in the last hour was probably the last time this summer I will sit by my son as he drives to his volunteer hours at the local animal shelter. Assuming he passes his road test in the very near future, he’ll have a driver’s license, one more step to independence. At least thus far, he’s a good driver, and more generally signs are pointing in the direction of his becoming a man I will be proud of. For a few weeks we’ll have four drivers and two cars, until my daughter returns to college.
Debtageddon is nothing next to Chairmageddon. In 9 days I become a department chair, for which some fellow union members have teased me as “going over to the gray side.”1 I have a bunch of great colleagues to work for, and I’m ready. Well, except finishing the office move.
- Chairs in my college are in the faculty bargaining unit. [↩]