Great news: classes start tomorrow (Tue, May 5)! There are 15 very enthusiastic students (co-learners, symmathetes) signed up (another student just joined tonight). They come from many different backgrounds, ages, income levels, ethnic groups, genders (well, both), etc., divided into two groups according to their schedules. One group will meet at 4pm at Wolfgang Books and the other will meet at 7pm in the Colonial Theatre. They’ll all have read the first bit of Gilgamesh so we’ll be ready to dive into some interesting discussion right off the bat, and we’ll also spend some time getting to know one another. Unfortunately, not everyone can be at the first class meetings, but that’s the way it goes. There will be time.
The hardest part of my work seems almost done. From here on out the College will largely be carried by the students in whatever way they can and wish to. I certainly hope you get to hear from them more than you hear from me, although I have appreciated your listening and your support up to this point. But from here on out it is they who will need our listening and support the most, so that’s my priority for where my energies will be placed. I will continue to update this blog, though, and if you aren’t getting enough in the way of updates, please feel free to ask and I’ll post something. It would be particularly helpful if you post or send a question. This will help me know what you’re most interested in hearing about.
Ok, it’s late and it’s time to sleep. Have a great week, and please keep the students in your thoughts.