Post #1122 • February 6, 2008, 12:43 PM • 26 Comments
1. Your students are so smart that you're going along with your course calendar and the usual speed, everyone sucks up the material like sponges, you turn around to solicit questions, and no one has any. They look at you with expressions that say, "Well, now what?" And even in your pleasure at having explained things so well (they didn't do it all by themselves, did they? Well, maybe they did...) you nevertheless get a feeling like the one from a dream in which you've ventured out of the house without your pants.
2. In the space of two years you come back from a life-threatening health crisis, marry, and not only keep working at the top of your game, you start a whole new one, and then you turn 52 to the amazement of people who, if they thought to do so, would have guessed a number smaller by eight. Happy birthday Terry, with wishes for many more.