Daily Archives: August 19, 2009


Another school year begins tomorrow.

With the all-employee gathering at 10.30 a.m. and the university faculty meeting after luncheon, I start my second year at Webster University.

I’ve worked my tail off this summer with school stuff, and especially in these two weeks since vacation have found myself even more productive, knowing that the new year was close at hand.  Today’s office efforts were especially satisfying, ending with a 75-minute meeting with adjunct music faculty.

This time last year I was sitting in my office trying to figure out what to do next.  Next week last year I was keenly aware that nobody really knew I was there, and that all this life in the hallways wasn’t spilling into my office.

Now the opposite is true.  I have to close my door so that I can complete tasks, or the hallways spills over with walk-ins, drop-byes, and happy hugs.  And I certainly know what on my list needs to be done next!

And so it begins . . . anew . . . fresh . . . all over  . . . again.