Today was my last day at work. Not just that, for the foreseen future, that was my last day as a fulltime employee with insurance and medical benefits. I walked the halls today and peered into classrooms. I was saying goodbye.
What surprised me was the number of people who responded with good wishes when I sent an announcement out to those newly admitted students who will only join us in the Fall. For many of them, I was the face of ID. One actually said she had been looking forward to my being there. I would if I could, but I can’t so I won’t. I wish I’d taken more required classes not just electives. But I cannot regret having taken lots of John Heskett, almost as though I knew he was leaving. And Larry Keeley’s Design Planning was unforgettable. We were asked to create a business plan based on one of 11 postindustrial platforms which included enlightenment, simplicity, political freedom etc. We chose enlightenment.