Returned to Syracuse and a load of work–for the courses I’m teaching
online and for 760: Genre Theory. I’m watching the Pistons-Spurs out of
one eye, futzing with a CMap with the other, and feverishly making up for Friday
and Saturday offline. I can never predict the ratio between workload and
blogging impulse; every time I predict a lull, I take it up a notch in this
space–oddly. I say this because the days ahead appear to be solidly, solidly packed.
I like this one the best. It’s a shot of A., a young
pre-camper who traveled with her family from Oklahoma. Two of the
athlete/coaches from each sport were talking on the microphone during lunch on
Friday. When one of them asked the campers, "Are you having a good time?"
(or something), nearly everyone shouted "Yeah!" emphatically. Not A.
(pictured here, in red). She was grouching because her mom and dad
wouldn’t let her interrupt the speakers to get a picture. Can’t blame her;
the microphone was inaudibly low, so there was all kinds of frolicking in the
stands. Waited until the speakers were done to get this shot.