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What will you do this summer?

by lillybrook on January 11, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This question was posed by a colleague today. In the academic world, this is a legitimate question: January is the time to apply for sabbaticals, research grants, institutes, workshops, and -- in many cases -- pitch courses to teach in summer term. But I found myself speechless as I pondered his question: what will I do with summer? In the end, I replied, "Ooh... that's a dangerous question. Utter your plans aloud and hear God laugh, right? I honestly don't know."

But I'd love to hear your plans, if you are looking ahead to summer, Smith community.


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