18 May 2012


Submitted by Chip Nataro, Lafayette College

Final grades are turned in (or will be soon) and those last e-mails of 'What can I do for extra credit?' have been received. Heading into the summer do you think you will accomplish...


I voted "nothing." but, I am on sabbatical. Winding down.  Motivation shot.  Course prep? Head in sand. New research results? Head in sand. Recruiting new students? Head in sand.

Touring Kyoto? ding ding ding.

What can I say? I'm an eternal optimist. Some people need their sharp cynical edge in order to survive in this job. I, however, prefer to remain a cockeyed (naive? oblivious?) optimist. It's a little bit like Adam's head-in-sand approach, except you get to keep your head up.

The fun of updating my portfolio.