This Week

The good news: It’s been over 48 hours, and I haven’t yet fallen into the “oh, sure, I got tenure, but what have I done for me lately?” that usually develops mighty quickly.

The bad news: It’s pre-registration week, and the last week of classes, and I’ve been so busy that I haven’t found a minute to glow, much less celebrate.

It is possible that these two things are not unconnected. A celebration deferred is perhaps a celebration prolonged.


  1. a professor here recently got full tenure, and i commented to him that i was impressed that he seemed so together and so professionally attired. i told him that if i ever got a guarantee that i’d never be fired, i would most likely cease to be recognizably human–that i would probably wear a ratty t-shirt, shut down most of my voluntary brain functions, and watch television for a few weeks.

    i think he was shocked by my inane comments.

    all of which is to say: congratulations.

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