It is moments like this one that remind me why I love my job so much.
Tomorrow will be the last day that I have in the office before the start of a very involved three-week, residential summer program, one that requires me to teach two back-to-back classes M-F.
All day long I have been wandering through the empty hallways in a rush, helping my colleagues prepare for the students who will start arriving this weekend, and I can feel the campus coming back to life.
I've also been working on my syllabus. At the risk of sounding like a huge nerd, I always get a rush from planning a class. Every time I find the perfect article to accompany a class discussion (like the one above from this site, which I will use to talk about visual rhetoric), I get downright giddy with excitement. I doubt my students share my enthusiasm, but I hope they can at least sense my passion.