Clocking In

After six months of sabbatical, I am settling back into the academic trenches. As I wrapped up my research leave, John Hendrix began his own richly deserved one. I have been reminded of the Sam Sheepdog/Ralph Wolf cartoons directed by Chuck Jones for Warner Brothers. Lunch pails in hand, the sheepdogs clock in and out at the beginning of each shift. I'm back on duty with the "sheep," and John is fully clocked out. Good for him. 

I was plenty busy, but have not had the time to make an accounting of things, in part because much is almost (but quite) complete. Working on that. 

Coming and going. Animation still from "Don't Give Up the Sheep," Warner Brothers Studios, 1953. Directed by Chuck Jones. 

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