I took a little stroll around campus today to enjoy the changing leaves and slanting afternoon sunshine.
It has been a nice fall in Qufu this year. I remember last year's fall as one giant, two-month-long sniffle. We had cold temperatures, a rare early snow, and swine flu precautions at every turn. My students kept missing class because of quarantines and colds. And I don't remember having any of these warm, golden days. So it's nice to have a pretty fall this year -- thank you, God!