Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

After chemo, go to Jamaica ...

While Judy had another round of chemo today, I was down at TTU for my last day of classes for the semester—and forever! Yes, this is it (RETIREMENT!), and Judy commemorated it for me with this telling note that she left for me to find when I got home.

After 26 years of teaching I have decided to call it quits. I doubt that I will miss grading those papers and running my head into a brick wall semester after semester. Suffice it to say that I think that I have done my share to have some positive impact, and now I'm done. My bosses and colleagues were true class acts throughout the years, but my students only seldom were.

What a relief to be done with it!

Tomorrow afternoon we'll jet down to Jamaica for a quick 4-night R&R for lil' Judy, who's ready to lie in the sun and warm up the bones. She's the hard worker in the family, not I—at least no longer. :)


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