I guess it has. Time flies, whether you’re having fun or not. The Fourth was laid back. My wife took a few days off from work to visit her parents, and my son went with her. Since I had classes starting while she was gone, I stayed here and had the house to myself, just me and the dogs.
Things have been hectic at work. Classes started on Tuesday, and I still had seven teaching assistant slots to fill before labs started on Wednesday. That number went up before it went down, but all the positions are filled and all the labs are covered. I’ve got a good group of students in the course I’m teaching. Summer students tend to be of higher quality than the general student population, and that seems to be particularly true about this bunch. My class is every day from 8:00 to 9:50 in the morning, and they’ve done a great job of showing up on time and awake. I wonder if the quiz I started class with on Wednesday had anything to do with it….
Anyway, I’ve been a bit distracted, but I’m working on some things. I’m reading Age of Iron by Angus Watson, which is up for a Gemmell Morningstar Award. I’ve not gotten far, so I’m reserving any comments for the review. I’m also reading for my next BAF post at Black Gate. This is the Lin Carter edited anthology The Young Magicians. Now that I’ve made it through the James Branch Cabell story, I should make better progress on it.
So unless something happens, I’m probably not going to have much to post about until next week.