It's the week of thanksgiving so I have a day off of classes. It's been extraordinarily filled with meetings with potential collaborators, old students, mentees and friends. AND with returning, preparing, cleaning, filing, checking out, calendering and grading. We'll leave long before dawn tomorrow to return to Michigan where my family will celebrate together. It's grey and dark out, but the possibility of rest and a break in the rhythms seems like a gift as great as sunshine.