I overplanned for today. I put into my lesson plan a 20-minute lecture on clause structure and the grammatical concept of agreement; a lengthy get-to-know-each-other activity now that final rosters are set; and a discussion of (Platonic) dialectic reasoning in the context of Euthyphro. That’s just too much stuff for seventy-five minutes. I don’t think I’ll run into the same obstacle too often this semester, but I will have to be careful. I treated the dialectic structure fairly well, but neither section got a good treatment of the content of the dialogue.
I tried out the Middlebrow podcast from Scriptorium Daily, and although I’m not nearly as enthusiastic as the Biola boys about Capitalism and the Republican party, the podcast is a fun little trip for educated listeners. I hope they make more of ’em.
I met with Dr. Teague today and feel pretty good about proceeding with the dissertation that I proposed. The experience of writing a thirteen-page book review of a book that doesn’t yet exist was an interesting one, but now I’m starting to think that such a book should exist and that I might be the one to write it. Perhaps that’s the aim of a prospectus.
Tomorrow I imagine Mary will have me drive her to work. It doesn’t look like things are going to dry out enough that I can work outside at Fort Yargo, but I suppose Dacula Public Library isn’t all bad.