yes, it is the usual kaos before classes start at the College, or perhaps a bit more than usual. The New Media program has been revamped and is starting again this Sept. with new equipment and curriculum. I am teaching the Illustration course, plus I'll be team teaching a Fine Arts class "How to make a living as an Artist." I am trying to keep my own stress level down to where I can manage it, but honestly, I think the instructors get more excited than the students at the beginning of a semester. Being around several of them the last couple of days has definitely got me worked up. Classes start next week for all. My kids had a great summer and are not sure they want to back yet. Maybe they are not looking forward to waking up at 6am every morning to catch the bus. I'm sure not.