Stories from a life in progress.

Ends and beginnings

The spring semester turned out to be more of a challenge than I anticipated.  I learned a lot about the Biblical prophets, a lot about Biblical archaeology (Syro-Palestinian archaeology, if you like), a lot about myself.

I handed in my final papers a couple of weeks ago.  Spent some vacation time with my family and best friend.  Read some books just for fun, watched a movie or two.

Now it's time to get back to work.

A little summer reading.

A little summer reading.

Not for classes now, but for me.  Another thing I learned is some better research techniques.  Yet another thing is a more refined understanding of what I want to study and write about, and why.

I've been looking forward to summer -- time to finally suit myself, to read and study and research and write on whatever I choose.  Today's Memorial Day, the "unofficial" start of summer.  Official, unofficial, whatever.  It's my summer, and I'm digging in.