Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Old Home Week
In the past week, I've gotten e-mail from two of my TAs from my first semester of college.
My English TA, who was a graduate student then and is now a professor at another school, contacted me because he's on a tenure-and-promotion committee, and a question came up about a candidate's science-fiction publication. He didn't know how to evaluate the magazine (is it peer-reviewed? is it any good?), and e-mailed me to ask about it.
My Physics for Poets TA -- yes, I really took this course! -- is living in Europe now, and has stayed in touch sporadically over the years. He e-mailed me because he'll be in Reno for a conference in November and wondered if he could get together with me and Gary.
I've known both of these guys since freakin' 1978. That's almost thirty years.
Gracious, I feel old!
But I'm also genuinely touched that both of them remember me and went to the effort of contacting me.