School started and I used that, and probably other things, as excuses not to accomplish much outside of my classroom.   This includes this blog.  I have ideas for things to post all the time and i rarely put them up here.   Bummer.   I'll work on this.   Less talk; more do.  

update:  Pam and I are in the midst of a long run of weddings and other trips taking us to the east coast of Missouri.  Weddings the past two weekends.  Homecoming at Fort Osage is this weekend.  Then 4 more visits in a row until the 27th of October.    Yowza.