I’ve been away from my desk for about a week–officiating a wedding in the Third World, an experience I’m still processing and will write about soon. But for now, a quick update: the college where I’m teaching has decided to follow the recommendation of our little group of adjunct revolutionaries, and put together a “task force” to investigate, address, and (hopefully) alleviate adjunct concerns. This is a victory? [pitch of voice increasing and punctuated with a question mark]. We’ll see what happens. Task Force Adjunct won’t meet until next fall, so it’s not like this is going to have immediate consequences. Laying the groundwork, building foundation, all of that. Blah, blah, blah: where’s my damn health insurance?