We're a week of meetings and a week of classes back into the fall semester, and summer already feels like a distant memory (but I can't complain). This will be my first semester since passing on department chair duties, and I'm comfortable with that. I've added a section of watercolor to my workload, which is a class I haven't taught since spring 2014 (so that's exciting). Since I was already throwing back to the past, I thought I might start in on a new chapter in "Red's Barbershop" (and I've got some storyboards to prove it). If you know me (and you might), you know fall is my favorite season - with or without an eclipse.