Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Silver Lining department

One of the benefits of being (temporarily, I hope) free from the academy is that I can read anything I want. Anything. I'm not preparing for classes. And the online high school classes I am preparing for, I already have most of the material for, so don't need to do a lot a prep. When evening comes and the littles* are in bed I can sit around, read a book on medieval Irish history, play guitar, study Latin, talk to the bigs* or Kathy...do anything.

One thing I avoid is going anywhere near the Internet. It is a bad habit to get into to hang out on the Internet when you could be reading Aquinas (or, Br. Bob, Bonaventure). 

* we divide the kids into the "littles" and the "bigs." The littles go to bed early, the bigs, being teenagers and beyond, stay up.