Monday, May 05, 2008

A free day without the freedom

Today is our one "free" day before finals begin, but I'm still hunting for that promised freedom. First thing this morning I interviewed a potential adjunct, took care of the paperwork required to issue a contract, attended a going-away party for one colleague and a retirement party for another, attended a committee meeting called hastily to cope with questions about a proposal to be presented at today's faculty meeting, and attended the long and contentious faculty meeting...which means I haven't copied tomorrow's finals or graded any of the 64 papers awaiting attention on my desk. Now I need to leave early to attend to a sick spouse. If this is freedom, I'll take captivity!

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