Curiosity Journal

Thursday May 31, 2012

I’m joining Ann Kroeker today, linking up for Curiosity Journal. Each week Ann posts her Curiosity Journal around five words: Reading, Playing, Learning, Writing, and Reacting.

Click on over and come along with us.


I just finished All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly. There was much of substance throughout the book although its conclusion (that meaning in our postmodern age can be found through polytheism) was disappointing.

Today I began The Black Madonna by Davis Bunn, and I’m having a hard time putting it down. I’ve never read anything of Bunn’s I didn’t like, and it’s been so neat to see his progression as a writer.

Next up? New York by Edward Rutherfurd. I read The Princes of Ireland and The Rebels of Ireland, and I love his epics.


I’m posting ideas for Family Summer Fun weekly, and while brainstorming, I had a great conversation with my son Andrew about his summer days as a little boy. It was fun to reminisce about those crazy days with four little boys running through the house. It was Play City then! Loved it.


I’m taking a class on Machiavelli and Aquinas, and I’m learning so much. I don’t know how I’m going to use this information – I’m just trusting the Lord for that. But I’m enjoying the reading and the learning regardless, and I believe He doesn’t waste anything.


This is the first week of summer for this high school English teacher, and I’m looking forward to more writing time! I do love to teach, but second semester was a rough one as I split my time at school and at home caring for my son. I’m glad to be home full time now. Where my summer writing will take me…? I’m not sure yet, but I’m brimming with ideas.


First week of summer. Bliss. Quiet. Slow and lazy. Undivided. Oh so nice.

Reading. Playing. Learning. Writing. Reacting.
What about you?


Ann Kroeker said...

Wow, you're reading and learning categories sound intense for summer. Clearly you are a lifelong learner, itching to dig deep. I love that.

Just today, I realized I was supposed to read _The Abolition of Man_ by C.S. Lewis for a book club thing with my daughter. Just as I was finishing the book, I found out that everything was cancelled. But reading his book reminded me that I have on my shelf a textbook that C.S. Lewis wrote for one of his university classes: _English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama_. I bought it maybe seven years ago, imagining I might go through it as if C.S. Lewis were my personal prof, guiding me through those works.

I don't know if I actually will, but maybe. It'll take some time to work through, because the book is thick and does not, of course, include the actual works that I would need to read that he references.

So much to learn, so little time. :)

Thanks for linking your Curiosity Journal!!

Ann Kroeker said...

Oops...that should be "your" reading and learning categories.

I went a little quickly.

But I knew I should acknowledge my error, what with your being an English Teacher.

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