It’s Tuesday and I intend to stay true to my SOL commitment, even though I am sitting here wondering what to write. Truth be told, I’ve been a bit down these past few days. Sometimes, melancholy sneaks in the door, pulls up a chair and like an unwelcome guest, intrudes on us. Possibly, the combination of a good friend’s death, a return to winter-like weather, and the reality that my teaching career will last only a few more weeks, can be blamed for this malaise. Who knows? Certainly, if you are reading this you know the feeling. For no one escapes periodic visits from this guest. The trick, of course, is gratitude, activity, and reaching out to help another. So, perhaps, I’ll simply show her the door, explain that I have better things to do than spend time with her, and get on with my life.