Friday, January 23, 2009

Sign Me Up!

Just in the nick of time, I signed up for Spring Semester classes last night. Yes, last night, thanks to my adviser clearing me for on-line registration. Classes start on Monday.

I am turning my Teen Voices time into an independent study for three credits.

My other class is Changing Views of Nature in American Literature which meets on Wednesday from 4-6:30 (Yippee for being home for dinner with the Mr.). We will be comparing the Native American view of nature with the dominant cultural view of nature. I am psyched (did I really just type "psyched"? Bringin' it back old school...) to read Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Faulkner...

(swoon and sigh)

and to be exposed to more Native American oral tradition/folk tales/literature.

Does anyone else remember reading the Tomie DePaola versions of Native American folktales? The Legend of the Bluebonnet was my favorite! He also wrote The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush and The Legend of the Poinsettia.

I'm pretty sure Tomie DePaola's books won't be on the reading list, but I look forward to reading whatever is.


  1. I have read all three of the Tomie DePaola tales you mentioned but not as a child. I am glad to hear that you were able to sign up for classes, I know it has been challenging. It's also encouraging to hear that you will be able to earn credits for your work at teen voices. Hooray! You can and will survive the spring semester with flying colors!

  2. oh.... i love thoreau! did you know that his notes at walden pond were so detailed that climatologists are using them to get insight into climate changes? he was awesome.


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