The above is a text message I got from one of my students a couple minutes ago. It's almost 11 p.m. and I can hear the wind rushing through the trees outside my window. It's a strangely comforting sound that reminds me of Iowa winters.
I spent the past three days in Beijing visiting my friend Elizabeth from grad school, who was in China with the department I graduated from. It was great. Now it's back to school -- midterms start tomorrow.
I'm sorry that wasn't a very substantial update, but I haven't forgotten about you. More to come later! :)