summer blogs blooming

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Remember how it felt to be a kid at the end of the school year, free of constraints, summer stretching out in front of you like an endless open road? That feeling, my friends, is one of the reasons that so many of us put up with the vagaries and frustrations of the academy.

You can almost hear the chant beginning in the minds of the professoriate as we emerge, robed and grinning, from the commencement ceremonies. No more classes, no more books, no more students' dirty looks! (What, you thought we were more grownup than that? Ha! Ha HA!)

But once we've plowed through a few novels, taken in some movies, soaked up a little trash TV, and caught up on 9 months' worth of lost sleep, many of us start looking around for A Project. Something fun, but with tangible ROI. Something relaxing, but still challenging.

What better time to take up blogging? Apparently some of my colleagues agree. To wit, two of my best friends at RIT, Elouise Oyzon and Cathy Irving, have launched new blogs in recent weeks. With luck, they'll take root quickly and bloom during the summer months! Why not stop by, and extend an encouraging comment or two? Think of yourself as a blog gardener, pouring much needed water (or, depending on how you view your contributions, fertilizer...) on newly planted perennials.

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mamamusings points out the joys of the end of the school year. "Remember how it felt to be a kid at the end of the school year, free of constraints, summer stretching out in front of you like an endless Read More

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Thanks for the plug, girlfriend.

Am so sucked into your reindeer games, now. Game on!

"But once we�ve plowed through a few novels, taken in some movies, soaked up a little trash TV, and caught up on 9 months� worth of lost sleep..."

Clearly the words of a tenured prof. How soon they forget...

Ha! All of the above were done in the first ten days of June. I've got a grant to work on starting July 1, and two conference papers to write. Not to worry, I share the pain of the nontenured. But we all need a couple of weeks to decompress. :)

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