Even after 32 years, this never gets old — posting fall grades and wishing safe travels to my students headed out on break. Having experienced college-student-home-for Christmas from the student side and (25+ years later) from the parent side, I can say it’s a most special time of year. Remember, students, your worth as a human being is not defined by your grade in any class. You are of infinite worth to your family and your Creator, whose love is not conditional on achievement. Best wishes to all in this season of light and hope.