Jim Brophy is happily retired as of December 31, 2019. He came out of retirement three weeks later to teach Optical Mineralogy which had 20 students enrolled. Teaching this course is hard work, as he has never taught the course before, but he is enjoying being with the students.
Jim is currently developing an on-line version of EAS-G 103 which he hopes will be successful when he hands it off to another faculty member.
Jim and his wife, Evelynn have purchased 3 acres of waterfront property in West Bath, ME, which is approximately 40 miles north of Portland, ME, and are currently building a reproduction early 1800s Greek Revival-style house. The Bophys plan to put their current house on the market in April and permanently move to Maine sometime in mid-July.
When Jim is not working on EAS-G 103 (which is very time consuming), or prepping for and teaching Optical Mineralogy (which is even more time consuming), he is fixing up his current house, getting it ready to put on the market.