It appears I owe an apology to my largely freshman students. They aren't brilliant, and their comments are somewhat superficial, but they read and they discussed. Usually there's only 5 or 6 students in each class that talk. Not this group: they almost all talked. I was very impressed and I'm starting to look forward to this semester.
On another note, I had typed out a nice long blog and then the stupid server went down. And I'm tired, so I'm not doing it again. So, I miss you Camille. I wish you were here.