This time of year I barely have time to eat. . .or sleep .so no time for cutesies. . . .
While the urchins are dreaming of sugar plums and booze parties and other sorts
of trite debaucheries , teachers are foolishly reading and grading "creativity and promise" from underclassmen and women. . . .and . . .
in grading finals are regretting they gave their urchins time to be creative in their replies cuz now I have to read all that "creativity". . . ..and, as dedicated as I am to their growth and beneficial advancement in accumulating more bills and loans for the coming terms/semester, I wish with solemn devotion I had created objective exams: i.e., no brainers. . . ..so easy to make a place-over score card and go to town on the papers.
Either they "know" it or they don't. . ."world without end. Amen. Ahmen."
Meanwhile the varying stages of exoding have begun. . . Peter went home earlier today. . . He is all done. Passed all his grades with proverbial and expected "flying colours". . . hehe. . . and can't wait to feast his eyes on the shore lines of Cape Cawde. . . .Since I cannot leave until Wedneday. . .if I am lucky. . .no reason for him to wait for me. . .since we both want our cars at home. . . .makes life so much easier. . . . I will arrive home asap.
As you know we cannot go home. . ..even though my own exams are done, orals included. . . I must have all of my own teaching classes done: everything graded, all forms signed, sealed and delivered to the proper departments, secretaries, abstractors and recorders, including the over-paid electronics engineers who run this place of higher learning. . . ..
Thank Gawd we are not at or like Penn State with their own version of 'Starsky and Hutch'. . . .the high degree of inert paranoia that must be running close to surface must be so tangible as to semi-paralyse all those who "fool around". . . .lest some awful thing might surface and the solid matter hit the AC. . . .enough to give some limp dick, so I've heard term it. . . .ho ho ho But as for the innocent or/and pure of heart. . . .only desire is the limit. . .
All of this is passing. . . . .gratefully. . . .and several weeks away and at home will make a great differnce. This term has been very, very good. . . .I have learned a great deal and I have enjoyed the learning and the doing. . . .
Peter and I wish you much peace, love and joy during this Holiday Season. . . .however you observe it may you find much JOY!