It's been suggested that I post to introduce myself--so here goes:
I was a periodic reader of RYS, and came by CM via the Chronicle article by William Pfefferle about RYS. I've been reading the CM blog, and occasionally commenting (under a different alias).
I've been teaching snowflakes for 15 years, nine of them as an adjunct at various institutions. I am now TT with a 4/4 load of mostly composition courses. Most of my students are first-generation, and most of them are willing to work, but I've also had some who are just begging for a boot to the head. I have a few stories from this semester that I'll be sharing as soon as I've gotten the TT stuff done.
In the meantime, I wish you all a lovely New Year. You've made things more enjoyable for me as I've slogged through this never-ending semester, and I hope to be able to return the favor.