After serving as Department Head for the last eight years, I stepped down at the end of December 2021. It is time for me to begin thinking about the next phase of my life and drop a great deal of the stress I accumulated trying to do an impossible job. As of January first, I felt ten years younger. The ability to let things go and say that it is no longer my responsibility is freeing.

So, what am I doing now? I am slowly getting back into the routine of teaching full-time and engaging in a reasonable level of service. I finally have the time to work on several of my research projects that have languished for several years. In other words, I am turning the lights back on.

I will update you on what is happening as time goes by and I have a chance to solidify my plans.