Well, here is why (in my best "I'm not writing a stinkin' essay form"):
I need a fall break in order to . . .
- Catch up on grading
- Organizemy life outside my job
- Organize my desk (where ever it may hiding under those mounds of papers)
- Clean my house
- Make my Christmas list (and check it twice)
- Catch up on sleep
- Write my dissertation
- Write a book chapter
- Write, write, write....
I'm thinking of evaluating all future postings in my field in terms of their school calendar.