Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Relief

The muscles relax as the he masterfully works with tension and release exercises
The hands glide and push back and forth

Monday, December 28, 2009

Infirm

I recline on heat and ice
With pain killers, muscle relaxants,
And anti-inflammatories coursing
Through my body
As muscles spasm out of control
With every movement
There is pain

Yet, my heart soars
Despite being sore
The spirit can go to places Divine
In the midst of the pain
That transcend this temporal world
And ground us to what is truly important
And eternal in this life

Our bodies waste away
But our spirits will rise on the last day

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tear Day

It seems that today is a tear day
One little thing set me down a path
Cleansed by salt water
Running down the cheeks
Over a six hour span
I'm spent
Yet refreshed
Authenticity accepted
Validated
Understood
From caring hearts
Outstretched over the telephone line

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Delight of an Hour

I delight in the last hour
Talking to teenage sponges
About the effect of advertising
On the human psyche
Seeing the percent change
In their "mock stocks"
Explaining the function
Of an extensor tendon
On a big right toe
Progress made through
Sir Gawain's vocabulary
Eyes engaged - Love exchanged
Tea sipped from great-grandma's
English tea cups
A delicious hour
Savored until the last minute
Drops

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Emergencies

One thing after another
Little emergencies and big
Isaac has an emergency appendectomy
Steve's dad dies suddenly
I cut my extensor tendon for my big toe
People rushing to care for their fellow man
The ebb and flow of this mass of humanity
With individual needs and fears
The mass becomes each lone heart
And we must care
We must touch
We must strive to go outside of ourselves
To hug the collective whole one heart at a time
Without this we die as a people

Monday, November 02, 2009

From my touch!

School and Dave Ramsey Finance Class

I love being more at home this year. Even though I am not constantly looking over my kids' shoulder during school, I am there when they need me. Sometimes they do not, sometimes they do.

Today they are taking the Dave Ramsey Finance Class Chapter 4 Test on debt. Michael already did it and got a 90%. Paul is still taking it. I REALLY like that class and highly recommend it to all home schoolers, AND their parents. I wouldn't let any kids graduate without this class. It is that important and probably the most practical class they will take.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Heights!

Carol Ann Weaver reports that Paul (almost 15) is 6' 4 3/4" and Michael Weaver (17) is 6' 5 5/8". George Weaver is ONLY 6' 4 1/2"! I come in a dismal 4th place at 6' 2 1/4".

St. Teresa of Avila Quote

Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing afright thee.
All things are passing,
God never changeth.
Patient endurance
Attaineth to all things.
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting . . .
Alone God sufficeth.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Holy Spirit Tingle

In the busy-ness of my life, I am suddenly aware that the house is totally empty because Paul is at Ultimate, George took Michael to watch Paul and walk home with him, and George is going to Faruz's house to help him move Khairol and Noorul's couch.

I really wanted to help, but I my back is whack again for some reason. Maybe it is so I can be home here all alone and yet not alone. I feel You within and around me.

Thank You!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sunday Morning Muse

I woke up at 1:15 and could not go back to sleep. I had great time with God in Daniel 4. Now, I am listening to a Teaching Company audio about The English Language and Literature. I listened to a recording of "The Battle of Malden," and it made me wish that I could call my mom and tell her that Old English sounds so much like Swedish!

I know for the last couple of years of her life, she would have not really understood what I was trying to say, but it would have been nice this morning.

So, I thought I would muse on that for a bit.

I am tired, Lord. I had a very good Shabbat Retreat, and I was rested going into it and rested during it, but my lack of sleep last night has made me very tired. :(

So, hopefully, I will get a nap.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Teaching Textbooks is the BOMB!

I have had the Teaching Textbooks Algebra II for a year now, and I have been chomping at the bit to use it. It is so COMPLETE!

Michael took his first closed book exam, and he got a 92%. He was correcting some homework in Chapter 2 today, and I asked him how he compares it to Bob Jones University Math - Is is more or less work? Harder or easier?

His response: "It seems like it takes more time to watch the lecture and understand the concepts, but the problems are easier, and you get more out of it. Also, If you get something wrong, they explain the concept."

There are also less lessons overall with 130 for the whole year. At this rate, he will be able to finish it before spring break.

The switch was worth it then! I am going to have Michael retake the Algebra Placement Exam at LBCC when he is done with Algebra II. I know he will do better.

So, It is two thumbs up for Algebra II, and I think I am going to switch Paul to it for Geometry. I am excited!

Algebra 2 TextbookGeometry Textbook
I might even switch him to Algebra I right now!Algebra 1 Textbook

Monday, September 14, 2009

Our Homeschool Year Shaping Up and Changing

We like it, but I gave the kids the option of not watching the Biography of America videos and spending more time in reviewing their US History through this wonderful site:


This is an awesome site for reinforcement and something I failed miserably at last year. I was trying to keep in step with Thelma's pace, and she was so slow through the "Early Settlement" phase of US History that they would not read for quite some time in their text. Then, we had to FLY through the last part because she spent very little time on that. So, we are reviewing everything they learned last year at an even pace. When they finish a period, they are taking the quiz. Biography of America was an excellent "color" commentary on the events, dealing more with principles, but it wasn't hard core fact reinforcement. I think this is what they need at this point in time. So, their time will be allocated more wisely with this.

They just might feel confident enough to take the CLEP exam at the close of the review, but Paul may be too young, and Michael really lacks confidence. I will pray for him in all of that.

BRITISH LITERATURE

I don't think all this American History review will be in conflict with our moving on to British Literature. I spent HOURS this weekend working on the course that starts tomorrow. I am sure that it will get much quicker once I get into the swing of editing Thelma's lectures for our use.

She got the wrong lecture up for the second half of the class. So, I had to wait for her to get it out later last night. So, I am working on editing that last 56 minutes today.

I am thinking I will need to have my Mondays during the day be reserved for class prep since we will have TOAG ministry on Monday nights now (at least that is what we are leaning toward).

Here is our reading list for British Literature:

Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan ISBN: 0486426750

Everyman, Anonymous ISBN: 0486287262

The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis ISBN: 0486431851

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, editor Jessie Weston ISBN: 0486431916

As You Like It, Shakespeare ISBN: 0486404323

Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare ISBN:0486282724

Complete Sonnets, Shakespeare ISBN: 0486266869

Selected Poems, John Donne ISBN: 0486277887

She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith ISBN: 0486268675

English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology, ISBN: 0486292827

The Kreutzer Sonata, Tolstoy- (translation) ISBN: 0486278050

Favorite Father Brown Stories, G.K. Chesterton ISBN: 0486275450

Non-Dover titles:

Beowulf: A Verse Translation, Frederick Rebsamen ISBN: 9780060573782 (old editions okay)

Paradise Lost John Milton –– Norton Critical Edition ISBN: 13: 9780393924282 (old editions okay)

One novel of choice from this selection: Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819); Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813); or Cooper’s The Last Mohican (1826) ; other titles by instructor approval. This novel is not needed until March 2010. Students may delay making their choice or check out a copy from a local library.

They will have 8 quizzes, 4 papers (3 for Paul), 2 exams, 4 study guides, 2 vocabulary sheets, and 1 explication worksheet. It seems more straightforward than the American Literature class with less that last year's 17 writing assignments, 20 quizzes, and 4 exams (no study guides last year). The exams are both open book and take homes whereas last year's were all closed book exams. So that is very nice. :)

I am so into this. It is a TON of work, but I really like it! Maybe someday, I will develop my own literature courses for homeschoolers. I think I would do well at the lecture part of it. I am still learning, but I have learned much over the last two years through The Well-Educated Mind reading and Thelma's classes.





Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Musings

It is hard to believe it has been eight days since I posted, but I am going from summer to school mode. So, it means less time for TWEM books but still time to educate my mind. After all, this whole blog started as a way to express what we were learning in our schooling!

So, what are we learning?

HISTORY

Review of last year's US History because I did a horrible job of quizzing them as they went along. The American Literature and American Government classes at Co-op took so much of our time that we just read without proper review. They remember everything from Thelma's American Literature, and I realized that it is because they had their reading reinforced by lecture, discussion, quizzes, writing, and exams.

We are daily doing history in an interactive way for at least one hour, four days a week. Since they did all the reading up through reconstruction, we are simply reviewing the AP US History Flash Cards. We are reading twenty a day. Then, they split the cards up and quiz each other on the contents. Every two days, I am having them take quizzzes here:


Fabulous website with interactive quizzes! Love it.

Doing 20 cards a week, we can finish our review by next month and continue with our regular history that involves listening to this:

A History of US: 11-Volume Set Joy Hakim's History of US on cassette

In addition, we will continue with Biography of America

A Biography of America.  The companion website to the video series and telecourse.

SCIENCE

I bit the bullet and switched to Apologia Biology for Paul

Biology 2nd Ed. Exploring Creation with 2-Book Set I still think the BJU Biology is much more rigorous, but it was too dry and tedious for Paul last year (Michael dutifully did every single study guide question and excelled on the test, but I don't think he particularly enjoyed it). I have heard that BJU is the best, and I got it for $5! Yet, I also had to buy the tests and answer keys and lab notebook for probably more than the $35 I spent on all of those things for the used Apologia plus I got a multimedia CD with it. In addition, I found a website with much of the book vocabulary lists on flash cards! So cool:


I just wished I had switched him last year when the co-op class was doing Apologia Biology Lab! I was just so overwhelmed with starting a new co-op with all these people I didn't know and had been together for a long time. It was a pretty miserable start for me all around. People didn't really reach out to me or my kids except the Biology lab teacher, Sheri! So, it was a relief to drop that and just do government even though I clicked the most with the Biology lab teacher. But I digress (which I can do on this blog!)

So, I really love it, and I think that Paul loves it too! I love the CD. I love the emphasis on the Lord, and who gives a rip if it isn't as rigorous?

Michael is going to finish out this:

book_open The Cornell Bird Biology Home Study Course.

He read the whole book last year, but to get the certificate, you must pay $200 and complete ten open book exams, but we were so uncertain about our finances with George having just lost his job (another reasons why the Co-op was just too much for me). In retrospect, we probably could have afforded it! So, I wished I had done it then. He is going back through the chapters he already read and completing the exams. I bet he retained a ton though. So, it shouldn't be too much for him.

When he completes this, I will have him do Human Anatomy and Physiology. Possibly through the community college.

Speaking of Science, I have to go on to that for the kids! To be continued tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

My life in Poems

It was a fun journey through poetry. I am coming down to earth, but I tend to think in poetry these days. Claudia said yesterday at lunch that she has written poems all her life. She does this more than journaling.

Then I got to thinking that I have written songs, and they are poetry. The nice thing about poetry is that you don't have to think up a tune.

Light bulb.

So, I am looking at my day to day in poetic terms.

Off.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Poet 16: T.S. Eliot

Yippee!

Sixteen poets in eighteen days plus a Shakespeare play for good measure.

I concluded with T.S. Eliot. by listening to a recording of him reading "The Wasteland" on YouTube! (the internet can be such a blessing)

T.S. Eliot wrote "The Wasteland" prior to his conversion and when he was going through great problems in his marriage (loveless and something he jumped into before he knew the woman). It speaks of his thirst, and this was all part of his process in coming to find the TRUE living water of Jesus!

I will conclude this adventure with a YouTube video of a wonderful narrator reading "The Journey of the Magi" which is through the eyes of one of the wise men. It was written after Eliot became a believer.

Enjoy!




Saturday, August 29, 2009

Poet 16: T.S. Eliot


Yippee!  Sixteen American Poets in fourteen days with a Shakespeare play thrown into the mix!  


No place of grace for those who avoid the face 
No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the voice
From Ash Wednesday

Poet 15: Ezra Pound

Background: Ezra Pound was born in 1885 in Hailey of the Idaho Territory. He was a leader of the modernist movement in poetry. He advanced the work of Americans like Frost, Williams, Hemingway, and Eliot in addition to Irish writers Yeats and Joyce. He had radical political views, supported Mussolini, was a critic of the US involvement in World War II, and an anti-semite. A colorful character by all accounts! He was even arrested for treason but aquitted and determined he was insane!

Now, to his poetry . . .

I thought he might be like Gross Ginsberg (forever will be my name for his creepy poetry), but it was very well-crafted and beautiful. I just didn't understand a whole lot of it! LOL! He uses many Greek illusions, and I am glad I have a bit of background in this. He promulgated Imagism which borrows from classical Japanese and Chinese poetry.

Though I didn't always understand him, I liked him.

This poem got the most comments on AmericanPoems.com:

In a Station of the Metro

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.


Poet 14: Sylvia Plath

When Sylvia was eight, her father died, and she declared, "I'll never speak to God again." It is obvious from her poetry that she did not. She wrote over 274 poems in her 31 years of life. Her last one was written six days before she took her life in the dead of the coldest winter in England since 1947.

She was spoke early and was writing complege poems by the age of five. John Dryden once said,

"Great wits are sure to madness near allied,
And thin partitions do their bounds divide,"

Here is one poem that she wrote eleven days before she died. Her poor children!

Child

Your clear eye is the one absolutely beautiful thing.
I want to fill it with color and ducks,
The zoo of the new

Whose name you meditate --
April snowdrop, Indian pipe,
Little

Stalk without wrinkle,
Pool in which images
Should be grand and classical

Not this troublous
Wringing of hands, this dark
Ceiling without a star.


P.S. Here is a website on neurotic poets I found fascinating.


Poet 13: Langston Hughes

Whew! After Adrienne Rich's poetry, it was refreshing to read Langston. He hit my heart with the African-American experience. That is one thing I have appreciated about Susan Wise-Bauer: she has included many works by African-Americans that have opened my eyes (Invisible Man, Native Son, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Song of Solomon, Up From Slavery, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Rita Dove poems).

Here are some favorites:

I, Too


I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.

Still Here

been scared and battered.
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me,
Sun has baked me,

Looks like between 'em they done
Tried to make me

Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'--
But I don't care!
I'm still here!

I like selections from Montage of a Dream Deferred

Dream Deferred (now I know where the title of the play comes from)

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?






Poet 12: Adrienne Rich

I didn't really connect with Adrienne Rich. She is a feminist, and she seems pretty angry at men. This article she wrote sums up her radical views. See HERE. I don't agree with you Adrienne. Sorry.

I thought some of her stuff was pretty disgusting and not edifying to read. I think Susan Wise-Bauer should give a warning before reading her. I think some of Wise-Bauer's "Be sure to read" suggestions are not good! Susan, what were you thinking?

This one was OK though:

POWER

Living in the earth-deposits of our history

Today a backhoe divulged out of a crumbling flank of earth
one bottle amber perfect a hundred-year-old
cure for fever or melancholy a tonic
for living on this earth in the winters of this climate.

Today I was reading about Marie Curie:
she must have known she suffered from radiation sickness
her body bombarded for years by the element
she had purified
It seems she denied to the end
the source of the cataracts on her eyes
the cracked and suppurating skin of her finger-ends
till she could no longer hold a test-tube or a pencil

She died a famous woman denying
her wounds
denying
her wounds came from the same source as her power

(From www.poemhunter.com)

expermenting with iGoogle

I can post from this page. Tee Hee

Poet 11: Mark Strand

I found many of his poems dear and others quite odd.

"Old People on the Nursing Home Porch" made me think of my visits with mom at Sterling Senior Community. I would love to sit and listen to these elderly people tell their stories. I wanted to write a book called Waiting to Die at Sterling. It was a sad thing to see so many of them have to sit there day in and day out so bored and lonely. I felt for my mom who spent so many of her days in the same way. I ached to have her live near or with me so that I could visit with her daily and have the boys and George visit with her too, but it was not meant to be.

This commentary on the poem resonated with me:

In this clearly-written poem, Strand creates a single, sustained image: a porch of elderly persons rocking quietly in the face of meaninglessness. There is no redemption, there is no escape but death. Perhaps, however, it is their isolation in the nursing home that robs them (and their stories) of meaning. What if they were rocking instead on the porches of their own homes, or the homes of their children? (from the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Data Base of NYU)


Here is the poem in Google Books: "Old People on the Nursing Home Porch"

He was born in Canada but spent much of his time in the US and South America.




TWEM LIST UPDATE: 122/158 (77%) - 36 To GO!

I thought it would be easier to have the

ones I have left bolded rather than

the ones that I have already done.

I put Ancient Times and part of Medieval

at the end since I have completed it.

Medieval Times


1580 Essays+ Montaigne Auto

1588 Life of Teresa of Avila Auto DONE

1588 Doctor Faustus Marlowe Drama DONE

1592 Richard II Shakespeare Drama DONE

1594 Midsummer’s Nights Dream* Shakespeare Drama DONE

1600 Hamlet* Shakespeare Drama DONE


Early Modern (1600-1850)

1605 Don Quixote*+ Cervantes Novel DONE

1611 Psalms KJV Poetry DONE

1667 Paradise Lost*+ Milton Poetry DONE

1641 Meditations+ Descartes Auto DONE

1666 Grace Abounding Bunyon Auto DONE

1669 Tartuffe Moliere Drama DONE

1679 Pilgrim’s Progress* Bunyon Novel DONE

1682 Narrative of Captivity & Restoration Rowlandson Auto DONE

1690 True End Civil Government Locke History DONE

1700 Way of the World Congreve Drama DONE

1726 Gulliver’s Travels* Swift Novel DONE

1754 History of England, V.5 Hume History

1757 Songs Innocence Experience Blake Poetry

1762 Social Contract+ Rousseau History DONE

1781 Confessions* Rousseau Auto DONE

1776 Common Sense (T) Paine HistoryDONE

1776 Decline & Fall

of the Roman Empire Gibbon Wormsley History

1777 School of Scandal Sheridan Drama DONE

1791 Autography of (T) Benjamin Franklin Auto DONE

1792 Vindication of the Rights of Women+ Wollstonecraft History

1770-1850 (1798) Wordsworth (Brit) Poetry

1772-1834 Coleridge (Brit) Poetry

1813 Pride & Prejudice*+ Austen Novel DONE

1795-1821 Keats (Brit) Poetry

1807-1882 Longfellow (American) Poetry DONE

1809-1883 Tennyson (Brit) Poetry

1819-1892 Whitman (American) Poetry DONE

1835 Democracy in America* Tocqueville History

1838 Oliver Twist Dickens Novel DONE

1847 Jane Eyre Bronte Novel DONE

1848 The Communist Manifesto+ Marx & Engel History

1850 The Scarlet Letter* Hawthorne Novel DONE


Modern History (1850 to present)

1830-1889 * Dickenson Am Poetry DONE

1830-1894(1862) Rossetti Brit Poetry

1844-1889(1918) Hopkins Brit Poetry

1851 Moby-Dick Melville Novel DONE

1851 Uncle Tom’s Cabin (T) Stowe Novel DONE

1854 Walden (T) Thoreau Auto DONE

1857 Madame Bovary* Flaubert Novel DONE

1860 Civilization of Renaissance Burckhardt History

1861 Slave Girl Jacobs Auto DONE

1866 Crime & Punishment Dostoyevsky Novel DONE

1865-1939 (1928) Yeats (Irish) Poetry

1872-1906 (1896) Dunbar (American) Poetry DONE

1874-1963 (1913) Frost Am. Poetry DONE

1877 Anna Karenina* Tolstoy Novel DONE

1878 Return of the Native Hardy Novel DONE

1878-1967 (1904) Sandburg (American) Poetry DONE

1879 Doll’s House Ibsen Drama DONE

1881 Life & Times of Frederick Douglas* (T) Auto (Narrative)

1881 The Portrait of a Lady* James Novel DONE

1883-1963 (1909) Williams (American) Poetry DONE

1885-1972 (1908) Pound (American) Poetry DONE

1888-1965 (1922) Eliot (American/Brit) Poetry DONE

1884 Huckleberry Finn* (T) Twain Novel DONE

1895 The Red Badge of Courage Crane Novel DONE

1899 Importance of Being Earnest Wilde Drama DONE

1901 Up From Slavery Washington Auto DONE

1902 Heart of Darkness* Conrad Novel DONE

1902-1967 (1926) Hughes (American) Poetry DONE

1903 Souls of Black Folk DuBois History DONE

1904 Cherry Orchard Chekov Drama DONE

1904 Protestant Ethic Spirit Capitalism Weber History

1905 House of Mirth Wharton Novel DONE

1907-1973 (1922) Auden (Brit/American) Poetry

1908 Ecce Homo Nietzsche Auto

1921 Queen Victoria Stachey History DONE

1922-1985 (1955) Larkin (Brit) Poetry

1924 St. Joan Shaw Drama DONE

1925 Mein Kampf Hitler Auto

The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald Novel DONE

Mrs. Dolloway Woolf Novel DONE

The Trial* Kafka Novel DONE

1926-1997 (1956) Ginsberg (American) Poetry DONE

1929 My Experiments with Truth Gandhi Auto

1932-1963 Plath (American) Poetry DONE

1933 Auto of Alice B. Toklas Stein Auto DONE

1934- Strand (American) Poetry DONE

1929- Rich (American) Poetry DONE

1935 Murder in Cathedral T.S. Eliot Drama DONE

1937 Wigan Pier Orwell History

1938 Our Town Wilder Drama DONE

1939- Heany (British) Poetry

The New England Mind Miller History

1940 Long Day’s Journey Night O’Neill Drama DONE

Native Son Wright Novel DONE

1940- (1966) Pinsky Poetry DONE

Surprised by Joy (1955) C.S. Lewis Auto

1942 Stranger Camus Novel DONE

1944 No Exit Sartre Drama DONE

1947 A Streetcar Named Desire Williams Drama DONE

1947 - 1955 Kenyon (American) Poetry DONE

1948 Seven Story Mountain Merton Auto

1949 1984 Orwell Novel DONE

Death of a Salesman Miller Drama DONE

1952 Invisible Man Ellison Novel DONE

Waiting for Godot Beckett Drama DONE

1952 - Dove (American) Poetry DONE

1955 The Great Crash Galbraith History

1956 Seize the Day Bellow Novel DONE

1959 The Longest Day Ryan History

1960 A Man for All Seasons Bolt Drama DONE

1963 The Feminine Mystique Frieden History DONE

1965 The Autography of + Malcolm X Auto

1967 100 Years of Solitude Marquez Novel DONE

Rosencrantz & Guildenstein Stoppard Drama DONE

1972 Winter’s Night a Traveler Calvino Novel DONE

1973 Journal of Solitude Sarton Auto

Gulag Archipelago Solzhenitsyn Auto

1974 Roll, Jordan, Roll Genovese History

1974 Equus Shaffer Drama DONE

1977 Born Again Colson Auto DONE

Song of Solomon Morrison Novel DONE

1978 Distant Mirror Tuchman History

1982 Hunger of Memory Rodriguez Auto DONE

1985 White Noise Delillo Novel DONE

1987 All the President’s Men Woodward & Bernstein History

1988 Battle Cry of Freedom McPherson History DONE

1989 Road from Coorain Conway Auto DONE

1990 Possession Byatt Novel DONE

1990 A Midwife's Tale Ulrich History

1992 End of History Last Man Fukuyama History

1995 All Rivers Run to the Sea Wiesel Auto DONE

ANCIENT

BC

2000 Epic of Gilgamesh Ferry Poetry DONE

800 Iliad *+ T Homer Lattimore Poetry DONE

800 Odyssey*+ T Homer Lattimore Poetry DONE

600 Greek Lyrics Lattimore Poetry DONE

458 Agamemnon*+ T Aeschylus Drama DONE

450 Oedipus Rex*+ T Sophocles Drama DONE

441 Histories Herodotus History DONE

431 Medea Euripides Drama DONE

400 Birds (Clouds – T) Aristophanes Drama DONE

400 Peloponnesian War*+ Thucydides History DONE

375 Republic*+ Plato History DONE

330 Poetics+ Aristotle Drama DONE

65 Odes Horace Poetry DONE

AD

100 Lives (Greek/Roman) Plutarch History DONE

400 Confessions*+ T Augustine Auto DONE

426 City of God+ Augustine History DONE

731 Ecclesiastical History of the English People Bede History DONE

1000 Beowulf* Poetry DONE

1300 Inferno*+ Poetry DONE

1300's Everyman Drama DONE

1350 Sir Gawain & the Green Knight* Poetry DONE

1386 Canterbury Tales* Chaucer Poetry DONE

1430 The Book of Margery Kempe Auto DONE

1513 Prince*+ Machiavelli History DONE

1516 Utopia* Sir Thomas More History DONE

1564 Sonnets Shakespeare Poetry DONE

1572 Poems* Donne Poetry DONE


Tuesday Ten Minute Freewrite

I am going to go great guns for 10 minutes on this freewrite. I am meeting with a person (not sure if she wants direction - she just wanted ...