A group of us from the history department gathered to have drinks and chat a bit with the year now coming to an end. It has been a very good year; in some respects — a strange one too. We are still adjusting, but those things take time. I have marked all of my bluebook exams and research papers. The only thing left for me now is to write student comments. I would like to wish my colleague Geoff well as he ventures to the Trinity Vally School.