A collection of events, moments, and encounters from the past month or so that have been, in one way or another, humbling experiences:
* Meeting a senior faculty woman, whom I've admired from afar, who called me "a real role model".
* Overhearing students talk excitedly about one of next fall's classes....and realizing it's the class I'm teaching.
* Having a student show me his art work, out of the blue. (I'm no artist, but...wow. I was amazed.)
* Realizing that encouraging a woman to take a computer course in fact DOES pay big dividends in the end....and can sometimes quite literally change her life.