Survival

Yale survived and even flourished without me, which is good for both its future and my own.  I got September back this year, and it turns out to be a lovely month, with all kinds of nice cooling weather.  Though today it’s raining like hell, but ah well.  They even refrained from doing anything embarrassing in the awards ceremony, which I appreciate.  I was also sick all day Saturday of Yale, which had it happened when things depended on me there would have been an adventure.  I survived, though recovery has been slow. So that’s all to the good.

Now we have a lull prior to Bronx.  Bronx will be about four weeks long, so that’s good.  I’m running IEs, so there’s going to be a curious beat to the weekend, where I’m round-robinning for the first day, then this magical Sushi tour that Cruz is so enraptured with, then a full day off apart from coaching, since there’s no speech on Friday, which will give us time to panel and arrange.  Then we’ll be over at Fordham on Saturday for IEs, then back to Bronx for bubbles coaching presumably, then IE and debate elims together back at Bronx on Saturday.  Woo boy.  It also means we give Cruz another awards ceremony, and this likely a large and well attended one, as IE people are more into that kind of thing than debaters are.

We’ve failed to record a TVFT after about three times trying.  That’s par for course.  Timezones and too many people, it happens.  I’m also thinking of the best way to commit my Standard Economics Lectures to media.  I have given them at extemp camp and practices many many times at this point, and wouldn’t mind getting them down in a form where people can digest them at leisure.  But I don’t know that my style of teaching is suited to either video or audio-only.   I do have a good outline going though.

And I’m blogging.  Perhaps regularly.  We’ll see.