Today, as I was riding my road bike back home after working out, I noticed dozens of bees above my head going to work on a blooming tree. Then as I rode, a light rain dropped down. It felt good. First rain in forever.
The class I'm teaching is reaching a modicum of normalcy. I had some students out of it when we were discussing the Krishnamurti chapter. Oh well. Tuesday we look at drafts of their papers due in a week. I'll have to figure out what to do with the next unit. I'm thinking about doing documentary film stuff, but having the students pick out bits and pieces to watch and analyze themselves. Like Michael Moore, whatever right-wing stuff there is I don't know about, Outfoxed, the Wal-Mart documentary. There's others.
I benched 225 four times, which means that I'm as strong as I have ever been. I did the same weight summer 1999, but then I weighed 210+. Right now I weigh 198.