I’ve been very busy. My Friday’s aren’t as joyous as they usually are due to the fact that my weekends are now so overwhelming!
School is going well though. Students are working on a capstone project (not written by me, but furiously poured over, re-arranged, pre-annotated and discussed by me) in which they examine why the Tang Dynasty and the Mayan empire declined, then take that information to make two recommendations to the President about what can be done to stop the US from declining one day. They are surprisingly into it!
One of the US’ areas we are examining is our food consumption (i.e. easier access to food via freezers, etc, and all the health impacts that these things will have on future generations). The kids got REALLY into a video I showed them about disgusting school lunches. I may have fueled the fire by showing them pictures of elementary school lunches in France (VERY VERY FANCY). The kids were furious, and they were literally screaming. They want to write letters to the school demanding that we have a salad bar.
Speaking of food, Stephen took me to dinner at the most beautiful restaurant I have ever been to. Pictures will not do it justice. It’s called The Little Door, and it was French Moroccan. Luckily for me, my lamb stew lasted for many lunches so I had extra time to enjoy it!