Summer School is Out
Above are pictures of the two classes of in-coming freshmen that I taught for five busy weeks. After an arduous journey into vocabulary and literary analysis, not one of the kids got an "F". Two did get "D's", I'm afraid. So, I was very impressed with the level of work that the kids displayed, especially on the final exam.
What's next? I return to St. Louis this Saturday. I'm supposed to help out in the provincial archives, which'll be quiet work compared to what I have been doing. Part of me is excited about getting back to school. I've even begun daydreaming about the cold weather and snow. What's more exciting, I could actually get my theology degree completed this year.
To relax, I've been doing a fair amount of walking--about two miles every day. I either do the treadmill, or walk to a near by Borders. I've been reading, as well. I finished Ursula Le Guin's novel The Left Hand of Darkness last week, and yesterday, finished Leonard Tourney's The Bartholomew Fair Murders (an Elizabethan era murder mystery). Now, I've begun Little Women on the recommendation of my grandmother. It's so sugary sweet, though, so I'm finding it difficult to read on one level. I'm going to try to finish it this week, before I return home.
I order two gifts for myself, today. Well, they're used books, actually. Both are sheet music--one is the sheet music for two songs from Sense and Sensibility and another is a generic book of music from Jane Austen's time. I figure that it's time I learn music other than hymns. It has me thinking that I might take up piano lessons again, so I can expand beyond B flat and F sharp. We'll see. I don't feel bad about buying these, as I've been wanting to purchase them for a while (so they're not impulse buys).
I think I may go practice piano now.
Posted by Brother Paul, OP at 12:18 PM