Haven't had time to start the Matthews yet -- busy with Maiden Voyage
stuff. Still behind on sending out letters, by quite a bit. Going to try
to plow through this weekend...it takes a lot longer to send out
personalized letters than one would think. A few people have written and
thanked me for writing such nice rejection letters, though, which
certainly helps motivate me to do so. It's not actually that hard to be
nice -- I got a lot of really good stories, and even the ones I'm not
taking ought to be publishable somewhere (most of them, at any rate).
It's strange being in Chicago again. Every time I come back it seems like
fewer of my real friends are here. Even people who I wasn't particularly
close to but who seemed a part of my life here are missed... I think that
after this June, when both Bryan and Kevin graduate and leave, I'm going
to have little reason to come back. There's only so long that I can keep
coming to the math department teas...
The ending of an era. :-/ Ah well.. I think I'm taking myself too
seriously again. I better get back to work...that's the only sure cure
for the blues.