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First Day of Teaching

September 9, 2008

Today in line at the Endicott cafe, I bumped into one of my friends, John Kelly, a psychology professor, who was buying exactly what I was buying — a diet coke. It was 2 in the afternoon and I was exhausted. So was he, or so he said. He may have been being polite, but I believed him. He looked the way I felt — tired of talking, tired of charming new frightened students out of their shells, just plain tired. Maybe we will feel better when all of this becomes routine, I said. He agreed. Beginnings are stressful, he said, and he is a psychology professor so he should know.

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  1. brooks richon permalink
    September 17, 2008 1:01 am

    I was tired on my first day of school, too.

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