28 August 2017

What Is The Tide Bringing In Now?

The new semester begins today.

So what did I do yesterday?  I went for a ride, of course!

An agreeably cool morning turned into an agreeably warm afternoon, both full of sunshine.  And I had the wind at my back on my way home.

The tide was out at Point Lookout.  I was tempted to ride onto the sandbar.  I think Tosca, my Mercian fixie, would have been game.  But I didn't want to chance the tide coming back in.

I had a good time.  I'm sure everybody did!

Today I'm teaching some basic freshman English classes.  Tomorrow, though, I get to teach something that even a few weeks ago--let alone when I was living as a guy named Nick--I never imagined I would teach.

Women's studies.  Can you believe it?  I didn't ask for it:  I was asked.  

Is there some other kind of tide coming in?


  1. Hard to be better qualified for the subject considering the field work you have done...

    I used to love to ride the shoreline, seeking the magical patch between too wet and quicksandy and too dry and just sandy. That just solid strip can be some of the smoothest riding that you will ever do.

  2. Yes, congratulations!! Best possible qualifications, to say the least. The ghost of Nick might come in very handy.


  3. Coline and Leo--I will do everything I can to live up to your confidence in me.