Wednesday, February 01, 2006

three unrelated items

Did you spend the evening watching Court TV instead of the President's State of the Union Address? C'mon, admit it. Well, fear not, because Reid's post will tell you everything you need to know.

Remember Green Book? The one I keep complaining is boring when the subject matter means that it should be exciting? I've just learned that the author has died, far too young. The obituary makes it sound as though said historian was a much beloved and inspirational teacher. I'm sorry for his friends, family and colleagues, and horrified that I would say this, but it's still a dull book.

My advisor (may he live forever) is mortal, but there's nothing mere about him. He is a giant in his field, writes truly interesting books, is a gifted and inspiring teacher and I fear his wrath in part because it is so rare. It's still amazing to me that my advisor (may his good health and happiness endure) can be so busy with his own writing and editing and still find the time to be as thorough with the writing of folks such as me.


Don said...

I missed the state of the union. Instead I knitted a bag that I am making for a friend. Less stressful.

I would imagine that your advisor whom we all hope and pray will live at least through the granting of your degree is involved with you because you are very, very good.

itsmecissy said...

I watched it with puke bag in hand. I can only echo what Gandhi said:

"Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless and corrupt." Mahatma Gandhi