For the first time since I was, oh, 14, I am having a summer vacation. From when I started at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2003, I have taught year-round — to keep out of trouble, is what I usually tell people. This year I decided to make the change, and will be making a number of trips and visits to friends old and new. I’ll also be doing a lot of writing as well as working on some publishing projects (as usual!) with cherished colleagues. At the very least you will see more of me here or connected to here. I submit final grades a week from tomorrow … and then it is a new day.