||-- Final thoughts --
I live across the street from F. Scott Fitzgerald's grave. The resigned last words of The Great Gatsby, "So we beat on,
boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past," are etched into his headstone.
The quote refers to Gatsby's dreams that he could never realize, yet always appeared to him to be just within his arms' reach.
Regrettably, Gatsby did not have 150 close friends and colleagues faring those currents with him.
I would like to add my strengths, support, generosity, and goodwill to your group of students, not just in the classroom,
but on a personal level for many years to come.