Monday, June 21, 2010


Right now, I am in a brief period--a few of hours--of transition between a week at the beach and beginning teaching my summer English class at Ohio University. The vacation-- at Chincoteague--was glorious in terms of weather, and it was a rare opportunity for family time with all of us together. I loved the marshes, the cry of the seagulls, the brackish smell, the unspoiled beach.

I look forward, however, to beginning teaching. My class numbers only six and that marks a wonderful opportunity for workshopping and individualized learning. I also redid what had become the weaker parts of the class and feel excited about trying some new ideas. On this longest day of the year I feel both stretched and centered, whatever that means.

"Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation." Habbukuk 3:18

How are you?


Hystery said...

Chincoteague? My parents took us there when I was a child. It is special to me.

I'm also in a transition period. I teach a summer course in women's history early next month. We've been trying to visit local wonders with the children in these lazier early summer days.

Bill Samuel said...

A class of only six? What a treat! I assume this would only happen in summer session.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes, a class of six sounds like a treat indeed. In the life I wish I would have lived, something like a teaching job would have been included.

Summer here is going well. Though I have so much to get done, yet it really seems like what I'm doing is not necessarily necessary. Ha. You can pick up with some teaching now on me, I suppose!

But sounds good for you. And hopefully you're staying cool enough. Like the looks of your blog.

Diane said...


Yes, normally you wouldn't see a class of six here. Actually, I ended up with five.


Hi. I am keeping cool and I did change my blog background--well, every now and then ... I'm not crazy about those dandelions.


I hope you're enjoying the time off before teaching.

Ted M. Gossard said...

ha! I don't think I even noticed them. (the dandelions)

Diane said...

Hi Ted,

I wish I knew how to get rid of them! Same problem as a real lawn. Why do they call it cyberspace ... actually, I mind the dandelions less on my real lawn!