1. I don't know for sure, but I'm hoping the way I talked with my World Lit class about how fiction explores "what happens", not "what happened" helped some of my students move beyond the idea that fiction is inferior to non-fiction. The often repeated phrase I hear, from my students, and everywhere else: "it's just fiction".
2. My 12:00 WR 122 class has shrunk. I sure have fun with the remaining students, though. We dig into ideas and how to make an essay work, and we have a lot of laughs along the way.
3. Old hopes are starting to stir again: the Celtics clobbered the Cavs, 120-88.