Sponsored by The Society for Classical Learning and The Alcuin Fellowship
I'm in Maastricht, the Netherlands, for the summer as TA to a group of 24 college students here on a summer abroad--it's so fantastic to watch them learn about Europe and traveling and other cultures!
My family and I spent a week in N. Myrtle Beach a week ago, and this coming Tuesday I'll be heading back that way for the SCL conference in Charleston. Looking forward to drinking up all the information and inspiration I possibly can while there! We had a graduation in our family, our 3rd child graduating from high school, a daughter who loves classical education and would like to be a teacher of young children. I am playing violin in a number of summer concerts around Central Indiana and had the privilege of playing for Les Miserables in a local, music-only rendition of that beautiful musical. My daily book companions include Plato's Republic, T.S. Eliot's collected works, my Bible, and I don't know yet what else, but there will be a good classic novel somewhere along the way. I'll also spend a week with my side of the family at a vacation on Lake Michigan near the beginning of August. My most radical event is taking tennis up again after a lapse of a couple of decades; that is something I've meant to do for a long time.
Our summer is nearly over here, we are modified year round, but I took the summer to spend with my toddler. He is such an interesting person and I am thankful for the time we've had. I've also been learning about showing and teaching the Grace of God to our kids (and students) by reading, Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick.