At my university, it seems that winning a research medal doesn’t get you a Special Merit Award (read: “bonus”); securing a large grant, however ill-fated, does. Given that I did both, yay me!

Also, I just scribbled out my likely tax situation for this year. (On the back of an envelope, yet.) Now that the people in payroll are finally treating me like I live in the county where I do, and withdrawing accordingly, it’s good news all around for once.

In other news, the term started today. I’m still unreasoningly nervous about the without-a-net aspect of my one course (that I’m teaching without an assigned textbook), but I’m sure that will pass.

I’m thinking I need to do more with this space. We’ll see if anything comes of that.

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