Taking Stock

I am taking a moment at the outset of summer to take stock of the year. Though the natural breaking point for the year is December, and though I usually do feel reflective then, as an academic, my years sheer cleanly along the school calendar’s lines, recently involving moves, new places of employ, and similar obvious points of development. So, what has happened just now?

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It’s your job to be clear, precise, intelligent, resourceful, poetic, and wise, in prose of staggering clarity, all of it perfectly proofread
— Verlyn Klinkenborg