I've been busy fire-fighting minor upheavals, some bad most good. And there is yet so much more work to do.
I guess those guys at the orientation did get it right after all. The function of academia is to keep its members in a state of constant tension, battling imaginary foes and transitory woes. And God, is it an efficent machinery! All I have to do is look around at all the work other people seem to be doing and the constant 'buzz' in the air and it brings on a near-nervous breakdown. Processually Foucauldian and ultimately Kafkaesque. Those two should have collaborated on their work, would have been paranoia at its brilliant best.