As the calendar gets ready to turn from August to September I am sitting here preparing to meet another class of students. After 20+ years in the classroom (I still don’t feel that old) the start of the year is pretty much plug-and-play for me. Luckily though that doesn’t diminish the anticipation of this night. The night before students arrive. That slight itch in the back corner of your mind, half anxious, half excited. I hope that never goes away.