Wednesday, November 30, 2011
As a good bird dog, I like to stalk things. My usual stalking involves deer, lizards, cats, birds, and possums, but I now have something new to stare at. It is this time of year that Dad brings in an evergreen tree. I always hope that a bird or squirrel will hop out of the tree and want to play with me. Maybe it will happen this year?
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
At the end of last week, Dad received a very strong vote from the Geography department personnel committee in favor of tenure and promotion. This has been a long probationary period that included his two years at North Dakota as well as the five years at Texas State. We are very proud of him and this means a significant raise, a promotion to associate professor, and a lot less stress. I am hoping that this means a lot more of Dad being at home, more visits to campus and his office, and I think we should have more ice cream. To show the pack's appreciation of his efforts, we arranged the following photographs...
P.S. Dad specifically thanked me for my unwavering support of him over this tenure-track era. I came aboard two months into this process, and I have been along for the ride ever since.