Once more into the academic breach, etc.

So today is the first fully day that a lot of freshmen are on campus and classes start on Thursday, and it’s very likely I’ll be busy as heck for most of this week. But I’ll put in links and thoughts as I do. Right now I admit to being on the tired side, though! Hope everyone’s doing well — was a good weekend for me but some folks close to me have had rough times lately and I admit to being a little down as a result. We’ll see where things go — it’s a wonky world we’re living in right now, to put it mildly.

EDIT — though it’s good to see some things never change. 20 years ago I was one of these freshmen at that same institution, coming off an Olympics and noting an upcoming election. And here we go again.