My name is Bruce Thompson. This is my twenty-ninth year at UCSC. For me, a June 30 layoff would mean the end of a career that I love, and of any hope that I might ever be in a classroom with students again. Plan B for me is to play center field for the New York Yankees, but at the moment, that doesn’t seem to be the likeliest outcome. So I’m hoping to stick to Plan A: to outlive this damned virus and to continue to teach at UCSC!