Two months to the day since I last blogged, here I am again. After beginning the year with so many challenging goals, reality is creeping in, which brings the realization that some adjustments are in order. I’m currently thinking through what those adjustments will look like.
So, in the last two months, I’ve taken on another composition and literature class. We’re reading Le Morte D’ Arthur, which I hadn’t even read before, much less taught it. In one way, it’s kind of difficult to connect with knighthood, the age of chivalry, and the quest paradigm. However, Malory is forthright about the failures of both Arthur and the knights. The Round Table is a community that aspires to live a virtuous life. The inability of the knights to live up to their ideals doesn’t invalidate the ideals. Rather, it shows that these are worthy of striving for. I’m also teaching journalistic writing, which is something I’ve never done before. I’m enjoying both the content and the students very much!