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A lover of the liberal arts, especially antiquity in its diverse forms, I am nonetheless wholly devoted to, utterly transformed by divine revelation. I seek to know the thought of the past, articulate my deepest longings aroused by the wise, and understand the uneasy relationship between reason and revelation; all for the sake of proper action and contemplation, both now and in the future.


One by One the Penguins Steal My Sanity

There is a lot to do and very little time in which to do it. Focus, Mr. Davis. You're almost there. Hit the books hard these next few weeks, and enjoy yourself. That is your portage; a three-weeker. You can do it. Laziness is weakness. Diligence is strength. Self-control is power. And as always, Reason Prevails!

I need to buckle down and focus. I am going to work harder these next three weeks than you ever thought possible. I am going to make up for Junio Year, Senior year, and last semester. Just you wait and see.


Everything fits into Place

The final month of the semester is here. In five weeks, God willing, I will be in the North Woods working with Ms. Webber and any other wranglers that show up. And in addition, I will get to meet the new foal that Ginger birthed! I hope they name him/her either Brasidas or Antigone.

What a mind job. The switch will be absolutely tremendous! From secular-as-hell St. John's to thoroughly Christian HoneyRock. I'll adjust just fine once I get used to hearing people speak without profanity and hopefully there exists a piano still at camp.

The work will be very hard, of course, and I will be reveiwing Greek (I fully expect to work through the entire Luschnig text and translate a book from the New Testament) and reading like crazy: On the Soul, Nichomachean Ethics, Gorgias, and The Peloponnesian War. I'll finish those in plenty of time assuming I can actually read between 30 and 50 pages of Thucydides a day. In addition, I hope to finish Chopin's Etude No.3 in E major and maybe even putt around with his third Ballade. Who can say?

Everything is fitting into place. After Reality I'll be home for a day, spend the entire summer at HoneyRock, and off to Annapolis for a year. (And the campus is so gorgeous I can hardly believe it)

Alas, this post is very stream-of-concious. I apologize and will never post like this again as long as I can help myself.


Running Plan

I am about to continue running again, and this time I will continue. I plan to begin at HoneyRock, where I will work up to three miles over six weeks, and by the last month or so I should be at 15 miles a week, and able to keep that pace up sophmore year. Finally I will achieve my long-distance running dream!

My plan:

Week 1:
Mon. 5 min run with 5 min cool down. This will be walking.

Wed. 5 min run with 5 min cool down.
Fri. 10 min run, cool down.

Week 2:
Mon. 7 min run, cool down
Wed. 7 min run, cool down
Fri. 15 min run, cool down

Week 3
M: 12 min run, cool down
W: 15 min run, cool down
F: 20 min run, cool down

Week 4
M: 15 min run, cool down
W: 18 min run, cool down
F: 25 min run, cool down

Week 5
M: 20 min run, cool down
W: 25 minute run, cool down
F: 30 min. run, cool down

Week 6
M: 20 min run, cool down
W:25 min run, cool down
F: 30 min run, cool down