Dear friends,

Today I returned to campus for the first time in many months. For the past couple of years, I have had a secondary office in Waldo Library – these are made available to faculty, on request and approval, as auxiliary office space for special purposes such as writing and research – and I had received notification that I had to move to a different room. There’s some extensive rearranging going on over there, so I packed up the little room where I wrote my dissertation and first book, and moved stuff down the hall.

I’m fully vaccinated, and I also masked up.

On the way into the library, there’s a beautiful patch of the WMU flower, the brown-eyed Susan.

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While at the library, I was able to catch a glimpse (through the third-floor windows) of the construction of the new student center. It’s turning out to be much larger than I had imagined:

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I like the fancy vertical panels. It’s shaping up to be a really attractive building.

Inside the library, there were quite a few people behind the Information Technology help desk, showing each other things on computer screens – looked like a training session maybe. Getting ready for fall.

The rest of the afternoon was filled with errands (picking up a prescription, dropping off donations at Goodwill) in preparation for my next trip to the U.P. We moved dad into assisted living at the end of July, but there’s still a lot of work to be done at the house. I’ll be working remotely this week as I finish prepping my classes for the fall semester, which begins September 1.

Dinner was Naan pizza (400 degree oven, 10 minutes):

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Wishing you all a beautiful evening and a restful night. Be well.