So in the course of putting together a syllabus for my early America course for fall term, what I have I learned? That the first day of spring term is Wednesday, 23 January.
But. It is not yet the time to panic. With luck, I can ask my department chair to give me a Tuesday-Thursday teaching schedule for that term. Which means there may be some loss of sleep but no missed recital. But if I do get a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule that term, things may get tricky. I mean, I can’t skip work to go to a concert. America’s Youth, who for some reason pay money to be taught history by people like me, need their education.