Dear friends,

My four online sections open at midnight, and I just finished loading content (10:44 p.m.) – not a matter of procrastination (at least not this time), but a matter of being spread too thinly between work and family obligations. Somehow it all gets done – but often just in the nick of time.

Meme History: One Does Not Simply | by Adnan Farooqui | Medium

I’m already getting emails from students, so it begins. I have missed the routine and structure of the regular semester, but not necessarily the always-overwhelmed feeling. Trying to get (and stay) on top of it all. There are lists everywhere.

Thought for the day: Failure is an event, not an identity. You experience failure sometimes, but that doesn’t make YOU a failure. Write that on your heart.