|For a few days, I stayed at the hotel and worked on my syllabi, and explored the island. Now, two weeks later, I still haven't seen the whole island. Finally, on Monday, I went through orientation for new faculty. I won't bother my readers with the details on that...there was a lot of discussion of the "bad old days" 10 years ago when the territorial government intervened frequently for political and family reasons (same thing on Guam) in university affairs and almost cost the university its accreditation. However, I moved into my new office suite. The Humanities and Social Sciences Building actually looks a lot like a cross between Ida M. Fisher Junior High School back in Miami (built in the Spanish style during the 1930s) and some sort of island fantasy structure. The view from inside shows my second floor office, second door from the right. Nice atrium, huh? Well, my computer hasn't arrived and I've borrowed a bookcase from the previous tenants, but its good to have an academic home. I generally spend our or five hours each weekday there, giving me a local reputation of working "like a dog." Gee, a four-to-five hour work day (not including class time)...what a sweatshop!