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A “Revisited” blog post indicates that I reread the original and used AI-assisted tools (e.g., Grammarly) to improve grammar and word choice.

First published on September 09, 2014.

It was a reasonably quiet day at Camp Carroll as I returned to campus for the first time since Mother’s Day (Commencement). I adjusted my invisibility cloak to semi-permeable but kept the missile defense system active. I spent most of the morning shoveling a path through my office and lab- the piles of papers, notebooks, etc., gave clear evidence that I had departed quickly. So THAT is where my iPod was! Yech—that sandwich needs an escort out to the trash bin.

I dealt with the usual annoyances of computers not working and lack of access to locked rooms, and I left today satisfied with creating a semblance of order in the office and lab.

How delightful to find summer notes on my door from three alumni! (I’m looking forward to chatting with alumnus Mike Martin about our collaboration on an applied social psychology research project. Thank you, Anita Rodriguez, Julie Sascer-Burgos (PsyD!), and Kristina Dones, for stopping by. Of COURSE, I remember all three of you. Yes, I’d love to get together in person, via Skype, or by phone. Thanks for your kind words—and the memories!  Yes, Kristina (class of 2009), I, too, have many positive memories. Anita and Julie (class of ’82) remember my office being in the basement of Voorhees. These three former students also had classes with my two emeriti colleagues, Ralph and Virginia Parsons.

David, Ralph, and Virginia
David, Ralph, and Virginia

It’s incredible (satisfying) how much I can get done without interruptions. I chatted with a student trying to return to campus after experiencing some academic difficulties. I believe that she will be able to graduate, and I tried to be both appropriately supportive and realistic about how she needs to change her behavior to succeed.

I had a brief visit from two colleagues. I shared with Psychology colleague Chris May my excitement about (self) publishing my statistics text, and we made a lunch date. Tomorrow I (sigh) have three meetings.



It’s time to head home and see how the Newf is doing in my absence. She has now been home a week since her week’s hospital stay.