january

here we are at the onset of a new year. let's hope it's a good one, yeah? i'm anticipating new challenges, but i've got more tricks up my sleeve too. as evidenced below, i spent a solid chuck of time back home in iowa over the holiday. it was warm and full of family, friends, and merriment. heck. i even introduced myself to my five month old nephew, quentin. many of the photos are from grandma and grandpa's, mom and dad's, and my older brother's. in the coming semester, i'll be submitting my tenure application and speaking on a panel at sgci in knoxville, tn. i haven't been back to knoxville since i left it, so that'll be a bit of a homecoming. no worries - i'll keep you privvy to the other trouble i get into too. till then...