The end of the semester cannot come soon enough as far as I am concerned. Of course, in the next little over a week, I’ve got lots to do, mostly difficult papers to write, that will require actual mental prowess, reading difficult articles, pulling quotes, making connections–being smart. Fortunately the weather is supposed to stay condicive to this work, meaning it will stay in the cool 50s, maybe dipping into the 40s, with rain likely, so there will be fewer temptations to go jogging on the Chipman trail, or plants seeds of plants in pony packs that I will just end up buying later. Ok, back at it. Meetings, papers, you know.