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Tenure Changes Everything

4:06 pm on a Sunday, and where am I? At work. Because I’m supporting students. And I’m happy to do it.

I’d never do something like this while I was on the tenure track. And then people say tenure changes nothing.

The 2018 Tree

Finally, the tree is up and I feel the holiday cheer.

I don’t know why everybody is so into Fraser fir. It has very little to offer in terms of a woodsy smell and it’s way too prickly. We prefer the Scotch pine that you can see in the photo. Since nobody wants it, this whole huge thing only costs $23. A Fraser in this size is $69. I’m not a scrooge but there are other things to pay for at Christmas.

Christmas Music

Klara heard the song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” for the first time.

“This isn’t right!” she says indignantly. “Mommies only kiss daddies and daughters!”

N also heard the song for the first time and decided it was about marital infidelity, broken families, and miserable little kids.