Ruck came in yesterday. And we made some progress. He dropped/failed his fall semester, not surprisingly, but he wants to try again. This time he’s realistic about how much he can get done while working a full-time job. After some cordial interrogation, he also talked about what kind of major he wants to pursue and where he might want to go when SLAC #2 is done with him.
I don’t get a lot of happy endings — and this is neither an ending nor particularly happy. But it’s progress. I’ll take progress any day.