It’s been a month, so…

The picture is of our son, Grady, and the distinguished gentleman for whom he is named, Dr. Grady J. Walker. We made the trip up to Tulsa a few weeks back, I just haven’t had a chance to post any pictures until now. Both Gradys were pleased to make each other’s acquaintance.

At the moment, my living room is a sweltering 80-some-odd degrees, with fans blowing full force. Our air conditioning unit went out about a week ago, and we’re trying to find someone to fix it who won’t rip us off completely. As I type, the warm “laptop” computer sitting on my lap isn’t helping the situation. But I whine…

The Acadec Rookie Draft was today; by historical standards, I think it went rather smoothly. A few surprises and minor squabbles (over Hector Zambrano and Bogar Garcia), but overall, I think all three teams walked away pretty even, if somewhat different in “personality.” By the way, team captains…it wouldn’t kill you to post something on the Acadec Blog, would it?

To those freshmen preparing for final Grendel Conferences: you need to read this letter from John Gardner to some students. I’m most interested in what he has to say in paragraphs 3, 6, and 7. Another tip–figure out which characters correspond to the following “isms”: existentialism, nihilism, syllogism, mechanism, anarchism, communism. You can use the Grendex to look up some of them, as well as how they fit into the novel, and Google search for the rest.

Congratulations to the graduating seniors of 2005. I’m very proud of you all.


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