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You Know What I Did Last Summer

You Know What I Did Last Summer August 29, 2012

Summers are special times for professors. At the start of them, we make implausibly grandiose plans about what we are going to accomplish during them. At the end of them, we wonder where the time has gone.

Here are some of the things I did this summer:

I find it helpful to look back and review what I did and didn’t do over a particular period, since by the end of a summer or a semester or an academic year, what I did at the start of it often seems like such a long time ago. It is easy to forget how much one did, or that one did in fact make time to relax and rejuvenate in ways one doesn’t find time to during the semester.

What did you do over the summer? Or, if you are an educator or a student, are you still in denial that the summer – in the sense of the time without classes – is over?

 

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