Acceptance Speech

I accomplished something really gigantic at work today and I’m about to burst with pride.

On the same day, I turned in the final version of the book, my promotion dossier, and got all of my new hires connected to the university system against all odds and 25 minutes before cutoff.

This thing with getting people connected at the last moment is not of my making. I hate doing things at the last moment. I inherited this situation and it’s not going to repeat itself. But I still did it.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the assistance of all the people in the administration who believed in me, and I accept this award knowing that, etc, etc.

On the positive side, for the first time ever I’m not worried about my syllabi or how to teach on the first day of class. If the 16 teachers I’m responsible for manage to get their behinds into (the mostly virtual) classroom on Monday, I don’t care about anything else right now.

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