Many students, teachers and faculty members are spending this week enjoying a mini vacation either at home or away. I heard many families headed to the beach for some sun and sand. Although the weather is still cool at the beach, I am positive listening to the waves crashing and seeing the sun glistening on the ocean is entirely relaxing to all who are at the beach. The mountains may have enticed others to spend snowy days in the Gatlingburg area. I, on the other hand, am sitting in a nice warm office writing, enjoying listening to some of my favorite songs and seeing the beautiful rays of sun shining through the front windows of the office. I am content.