It's bittersweet. I'm so happy for my friends, but I'll miss them. Despite all its evils, thank goodness for Facebook.
At the same time, I'm making new friends at the University of Glasgow. I attended the:
But even better, I got to meet several of my fellow PhD in Children's Lit compadres. It's a good, smart group and I'm going to enjoy getting to know them. As usual in a university environment, my new friends hail from all over the world - Libya, Pakistan, China, the US, the UK, Russia, etc. We all get along and could teach a thing or two to our governments.