Walmart and got our shots. I had been growing very frustrated with the confusion coming out of Ontario (more on that below), so I started playing around with all of the pharmacies' vax sign up pages. I was surprised when I finally got one that didn't just say that my wife was on the waiting list (I was signing her up since she is over 55) but said that a spot was open Saturday morning. Then I inserted my info as it turns out that turning 55 in 2021 is good enough. So, voila!
|Mrs. Spew makes |
a rare appearance
I had my last class and now it is grading season. So far, I am learning much from these papers from my MA Civ-Mil class. I finished grading the Masters Research Projects, which are one of the ways our students finish their career here at NPSIA (they can take more courses or do a thesis or this paper). I still have a heap of Phd dissertation proposals as well--I have to assess whether folks are making progress and how close they are to defending their proposals.
The big IR news is Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan. I have been meaning to write a post on that, given how much I wrote about the surge in 2009, when I was a younger, more energetic blogger. My quick take here is: what would one more year do?
I did ponder some funny business. The question is whether the shots will produce side effects that will allow me to procrastinate on my taxes...