Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day

Well, here it is May!  My month off from taking classes since I will take another one this summer.  It's on American Literature which I taught for many, many years - dare I say decades?  I learned so much about little-known authors Evelyn Scott and Caroline Gordon and well-known Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Penn Warren in my favorite class that I want to take more of his classes.  He said it would be around 18 months before he teaches another graduate class, so I'll keep checking online about that.  I'd also like to take a class on African-American literature.  I've read quite a few but want to study them.  I always get something out of the discussions.  I taught high school students in the 11th and 12th grades and didn't get into the depth that a graduate class covers, so this is exciting. 

Since I always wait until almost the last minute to do my taxes, I recently had my refund automatically deposited.  Yes, I wait even though I get refunds.  Once a procrastinator ...

I hope I can muster up the energy to be productive about things I've neglected for way too long.  My aunt used to say, "Energy begets energy."  How right she was!  I find that the less I do the less I do.  Eventually at this rate, I'll be in a coma. 


froggy said...

Sounds good! Your weather widget says heavy thunderstorms...but you probably already know that!