“The shade is ample, the grass is good, the sky a glorious fall violet; the apple trees are heavy and red, the roads are calm and empty; corn has sifted from the chains of tractored wagons to speckle the streets with gold and with the russet fragments of the cob, and a man would be a fool who wanted, blessed with this, to live anywhere else in the world.”
– William Gass
I announced this back in May, but I just started my first day of work as Visiting Assistant Professor at DePauw University. My colleagues are wonderful–warm, friendly, and helpful–and I’ve been genuinely impressed by the students I’ve met. It’s going to be a good year, I can feel it.