I used to vigorously oppose the playing of Christmas music any time before Thanksgiving, but higher education has gradually changed me. And by changed I mean broken. I still remain true to my convictions about the appropriate time and place for the musically-mediocre but emotionally moving tunes of Yuletide, but I no longer live out those convictions. As I sit here, typing up this Digest on the first day of November, my ears are full of Josh Groban’s sonorous Christmas songifying, and they shall probably remain full of Christmas music until
I find that the cozy warmth evoked by the familiar melodies can distract one from the icecold terror of impending deadlines. Like Sir Lancelot, those deadlines have come upon us with alarming and perplexing suddenness, but I’m sure we shall all fare better than that poor guard. Indeed, I am confident we shall all prevail to be as victorious as this bird.
Anyhoo, I hope you’ll check out the various events, victories, and reminderings when you download the full EGSA Digest!
Sort of sincerely,
EGSA Secretary (a.k.a. Mister Secretary Sir, a.k.a. Minister of Misinformation)