WE ARE HEADED to Macomb tonight to hear Emily in a recital. It's been awhile since we've seen her play at Western Illinois and her oboe is a joy to hear.
The big news is that Emily has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Oboe at WIU. Her first two years at Macomb have been spent as an instructor, so now it's officially "Professor Hart." Has a nice ring, n'est pas? Not bad for a 26-year-old!
We got into an interesting conversation with a customer yesterday. It was something about how kids from good families do bad things, and you find it hard to believe since they have decent parents.
There are many different factors at work and kids are kids, but it struck me how Emily is the opposite. She's never been in serious trouble, she gives a crap, she busts her butt and cares about her students, and she makes us proud.
Geesh. We are blessed beyond compare.