This is the 200th post I have written for this blog. And therefore it seems a good time to end...or at least to take a long recess.
I have written this tome for two reasons. The first was quite selfish. I retired in early 2013. And since I had worked in colleges and universities for nearly 40 years, I needed some sort of way to transition from day-to-day administration and teaching to a life in retirement. So, I decided to write this blog as a way to stay engaged and active with higher education.
The second reason was that after 40 years I felt I had some things to share: advice, guidance, ideas, opinions, prognostications and sometimes just plain bulls*#t. And thus I wanted to write some of it down in hopes that it might be helpful, interesting and thought provoking.
But now the file cabinets in my mind that once were front and center and filled with thoughts of classes, meetings and research have taken their proper place in a dusty corner. Doesn’t mean they’re not there and cannot be easily accessed, but it means that the file cabinet called things-to-do-in-retirement has now become front and center.
Also, I do feel that I have written virtually all of what I have to say. And I am not a big fan of redundancy. I may turn these posts into an e-book sometime, but right now I’m finished.
So, thanks to all of you for reading this blog both regularly and irregularly. Working in higher education is, to me, the best career a person could have. And as I would tell my students and my colleagues, and as I urge you to forever say to yourself…
I HOPE I MADE