Amuse-bouche is a (new!) regular feature designed to add a little amusement to your day and celebrate the arrival of the (early) weekend. Suggestions welcome!

Six weeks in is a good time to ask your students, especially the freshmen, if they are still thinking about their BIG goals–the goals they had back in August. Ask them if they’re still approaching every day, every class, every assignment with the enthusiasm that they had back in August, if they are still focused on their ambitions and possibilities–lest they mistake the short-term for the long-term, the urgent for the important, the easy pleasures for the hard-earned one. And if you don’t want to ask them that, you can always ask them what kind of theme music they would pick for themselves…

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