Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Summer time and the living is easy..

There is a peace and placidity in college towns you will not find anywhere else from may to august. In gainesville, florida, watching swarms of students head toward the interstate sometimes saddens me, as i know that some i will never see again. but with the mass exodus a sense of calm overwhelms me.

Here is a fond farewell to some of the students i started with back in fall of 2006. the past two years have been wonderful, i am glad i could help.

jon eric
katie m

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Summer Reading List

One of my most favorite childhood memories was going to the library with my mom and brother. I would check out as many books as the law of the library allowed. With not much to do in Brandenburg Kentucky, the library was quite a field trip and treat for a bored child on a hot summer day.

This summer, i am going to slowly chip away at a new summer reading list. A reading list that allows for a few new easy fictions, but honors the classics as well. Here is my summer reading list. Some i read as an adolescent and i am excited to read them again as an almost responsible adult.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird (repeat)
2. Slaughter House Five
3. Siddhartha
4. Peony in Love
5. The Great Gatsby(repeat)
6. The God of Small Things (repeat)
7. Ladies of Liberty
8. The Grapes of Wrath

nabbed this cool nine west bag in white. LOVE IT