Taught my first class of the semester today. It is a two-hour, one day a week experience. Today we met for about 90 minutes.
I gave them a quiz.
Oh, we did the getting-to-know you portion of the class and they received the syllabus. There were some slides and lots of words and pictures. We rushed headlong into Associated Press style.
And then I gave them homework.
Too much for the first day?
Here was there assignment. Feel free to play along, if you like. Ernest Hemingway is said to have written a six word story that was among his best work. (Even Snopes isn’t sure if this is true or apocryphal, but it works for an exercise in conciseness.)
For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.
Beginning, middle and end. So I asked the class to bring back their six word stories next week. The only rules were that it had to be six words, and death could not be the theme.
Now I have to come up with one, too. Feel free to leave yours in the comments below.
And now a pretty picture of a tiny part of our lovely campus:
Samford is a beautiful place.
Speaking of photos, the August photo gallery is now online. Also, you’ll notice a new piece of art across the top of the page, that’s on Cannon Beach, in Oregon. I’d like to go back there soon. Care to donate to the cause?
Naturally when one banner comes off the blog it remains on the Former Blog Banners page. Not sure why I even maintain that page, other than it is neat to see the places I’ve gone all together. Some are more interesting than others, but all of them passed muster to make it here. There’s at least a half-baked story behind each of them.
The piece I wrote here on Saturday was re-published on The War Eagle Reader. It is getting some nice comments, too. Seems everyone is ready for football.
Finally, there’s this, the latest wonderful piece of medical science:
Medical advancements never cease to amaze.