"All words are symbols that represent unspeakable realities. Which is also why words are magical." (Donald Miller tweet)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

academic update

Remember the crusty professor I mentioned earlier?  You will remember that "crusty" was a compliment, by the way.

Final exam is next week, so the class is almost over. Spent a few minutes chatting with him after class this week, despite my intention to stay below the radar.

Great conversation. Academically - I'm into Sociology, and he's into Anthropology. Spiritually - I'm into Christianity, and he's into Animism.  But - I think we agreed that people need to learn to think outside their own boxes - and that "making a difference" in whatever context you're in is a good thing. And for what it's worth - I honestly think he'd be the perfect next-door neighbour.

I've finally managed to figure out what courses I need and don't need, in order to graduate in a few years. Turns out I didn't need this one, but I'm glad I took it anyway. I don't need the one I had signed up for after this, so I dropped it. There are no courses in Term 2 this summer that will be helpful to me. And I'm off to Ukraine again for a few weeks mid-semester in the fall, so I'm not going to try to take a course around that.

So after next Wednesday, I'm academically relaxing until January. I probably wouldn't have chosen to. But I'll freely confess I'm glad for the break.

I'm tired.

And my garden is calling me. By the way, did I tell you I built a rock wall in my garden last week? I'm very proud. Pics to come, after the exam.


joe said...

Hiccup? You posted it twice... yep, time for a break.

Patti said...

Oops. Thanks Joe. Fixed it. :)

Derbecker said...

I'm trying to figure out a common thread between Christianity and Animism. It doesn't leap to mind, but must be interesting trying to track it...