I just came home from a silly faculty meeting, held at the blissful hour of 0700, so that we could all get in touch with our feelings. First off, I'm Israeli. I don't need any help to get "in touch" with my feelings. Just ask, and you can be "in touch" with them, too. Secondly, speaker after speaker droned on and on about their "vision" for the department and how it means so much to them. Riiight. Two and a half hours of droning guru-speak about how we can "leverage" our feelings in the new millennium and in the changed environment of higher education. At the end, we had to stand in line and massage the shoulders of the people standing in front of us. I am now totally mother-fuckin' annoyed!