Today I led a class discussion about democracy and virtual worlds.
I ate barbecue for lunch and discussed tenure.
I kept one ear open at a staff meeting while posting announcements for upcoming programs on the Honors online community front page.
I made suggestions to improve the personal statement of a former student who's applying for graduate school.
I answered questions from freshmen about sources and topics for the paper that they have due on Friday.
I invited a hundred of my closest Facebook friends to the Chuck Klosterman reading and signing two weeks from now.
I heard about Noel's successful Dennis Hopper interview today, and about a possible Malcolm Gladwell interview I might be doing on Friday.
I asked Archer about his good-as-gold sticker while taking him to speech therapy. (He said he got it for doing "really hard math problems" like 5 times pi.)
I took cookies to the local homeless shelter.
I ate hot dogs and watched a game show.
I took a walk with my family.
I marvelled at the golden leaves on our huge oak tree, which rebounded after the dry summers of years past.
I knit a scarf for charity.
I braced myself for change.
I took a deep breath on the cusp of history.