I am pleased to say my trip down the Smith River was very successful. It was incredibly relaxing and it gave me a chance to reflect. I continue to encourage you to take a similar opportunity to do this during the summer when you have some time.
It is always amazing how one can do these sort of things and become reenergized and also put things in perspective. I am pleased that I have had the opportunity to do this and also spend some quality time with our good friends, Dr. Tom Bales and Mr. Fred de Roode.
As we approach the celebration of our independence, please enjoy the long weekend. Enjoy family and friends in the various manners you will be celebrating the 4th of July. If you are traveling, be safe.
I look forward to seeing you when we get together at the beginning of the academic year.