Northern California continues to be beautiful; we go home tomorrow. It'll be good to be home, but I am going to miss this weather, as always. Kevin could perhaps have gotten a job at Berkeley -- there was a possibility there last year. But no guarantee that I could find work as well, and I really do love teaching. So dear UIC students, please do keep in mind what I have sacrificed in order to teach you -- months and months of perfect days. I expect this coming semester to be a bit crazy, so remember that, and be kind.