Wednesday, July 14, 2010
In other news, I am half way through my abbreviated summer vacation, and it has been great. It's short this year, but I ended school already looking forward to fall, so I'm not feeling any dread. It helps that I'm teaching great classes this year: AP Lit, Etymology, and for the first time in two years, Comp. I love that class.
Today, I think Hunter S. Thompson would water the flower boxes, build a bike-repair stand in his garage, drive his kids to the dentist, and try reading some more of David Mitchell's surprisingly funny Cloud Atlas, a book he would have read about in the three million recent reviews of Mitchell's new novel.
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Back from the lake, and it is supposed to be hot, so I am engaged in the seasonal puzzle of how to keep a house that has no air-conditioning cool enough that we do not begin hallucinating too badly. I have a system, and it works pretty well. But nature is always trying to crack my system, and I must stay on my toes.