Monday, July 04, 2005

Not an Angry Blog

I've been out squandering my substance in riotous...grading.

Summer term ends this Thursday. It really pays absurdly little, but Dawn thinks it was worth it. She says the teaching looks good, keeping an employment record looks good, the cash doesn't hurt. Mostly, she thinks people deserve good teaching, and that that is intrinsically worthwhile.I always end up thinking of opportunity costs, which is one of those pasttimes that, if it doesn't turn out to be helpful, really isn't helpful.

Personal note: Kiara Miller has the hair that has the most fun of all. First pigtails, and now hangy-down, dread-like braids. Wow. Oh to be three again. When my hair did that...not.

Soooo much logistics getting ready for July. In Missouri this upcoming weekend for the Easley family reunion. We'll stop by and see Jon Willie in St. Louis as well. Then I'm off to England on the 20th.

Finished Ian Barbour's "Ethics in an Age of Technology" and Alister McGrath's "The Science of God." Amazing my way through Kierkegaard's "Concluding Unscientific Postscript," including the part about how to be a "good Christian" and a lecturer at a private university...

must restrain blogging impulse and finish work due tomorrow...

2 Comments:

Blogger Kiwijasmyn said...

most of the good teachers of this day are gone. they may not have left but their passion has.

we hope you have a safe and extraordinary trip.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Lorenloo said...

as a recent grad good teachers are so so so life altering and blessed and are like manna from heaven. i was incredibly blessed to have almost entirely amazing or at least decent teachers, and some truly glorious ones that i will remember always.

of course you are one of those great teachers in my life that i look to for advice and reference always and rely on.

so keep trucking.

2:49 AM  

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