I still hate Lipscomb, but less. I also still LOVE the English department, especially Dr. Hearn and Dr. Reed.

I applied for a private student loan through Sallie Mae and was approved, so pending Lipscomb’s approval of the loan, I am officially taking my LAST CLASS at Lipscomb!!! How exciting! I did attend the first class, which was last Monday, even though I didn’t expect to be able to continue attending at that point. Everything came together yesterday (Friday), though, and I registered my car, got my parking decal, got a new student ID (the picture looks pretty bad, but at least I’ll be able to get student discounts again…heh), and stopped by Swang to say hello to Hearn and Reed and Mrs Tomberlin.

So it’s looking like I WILL have a degree by December, which is awesome. Dr. Reed gave me a “B” in the English Novel, which is also awesome.

That said, I really need to be reading for the class instead of blogging, so this will be brief. We’re starting the class by reading Original Revolution by John Howard Yoder. Can’t remember if I mentioned it or not, but the class will be studying Yoder’s theology. He was a “liberal” Mennonite (“liberal” in quotations because the word tends to be taboo these days) theologian and wrote a lot about Christian pacifism. The book seems quite interesting so far, and I’m sure the class will be too.

BTW, it seems that Matt had malaria. He has two days left of the antibiotic he’s been taking (doxycyline, I think) and is pretty much all better now. Which is excellent.

But enough, I need to go read. Just wanted to update. I’ll write more later, I’m sure….

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

3 thoughts on “Update”

  1. I’m so glad that in just a few short months you’ll be done with LU for good! Woot! I’m super proud of you for going back to finish it up. I know that has to stink…although, your class does sound very interesting. At least, that is one upside. I was really worried about Matt last week. I was calling to tell you to make sure he went to the doctor. As mentioned on FB, we need to hang out soon. I’m hoping my schedule for Sept isn’t too bad. I’ll find out next week I guess. I’m nervous b/c the lady hasn’t even emailed my back yet…oh well. I’m sure it’ll come together. OH! and I have the whole month of Oct off 🙂


  2. Yea, yea, yea for you! Of course, not having a college degree is certainly OK. But putting yourself forward, doing what is not easy (which is what you’re doing by going back to finish) is sooooooo commendable! Yea for you!

    And it is very interesting to me that this is also when Joel, whose high school career was less than stellar, is starting his first semester of college. Yea for my kids!

    And don’t forget Liesl, hard-working Lee University freshman.


  3. YES. This is awesome, and I’m so completely and utterly and in all other ways envious that you get to take a Yoder class. I read part of Original Revolution in another Camp class, and I think it blew my mind, if I’m remembering correctly. Hey, maybe I should read the whole thing.

    My new neighbors (moved into the other side of the duplex when Knox and Emily left) are Anglicans, and love Yoder. It was irritating not to be able to engage in actual conversation about it all, though, instead of just being like, “Oh yeah! Yoder! I love him!” (…)

    And that’s a bit of a surprise about malaria, although, oddly enough, one of the new neigbors also has had malaria. But she got it in Africa.

    So, there’s some choppy information/opinion. Time for a real letter, perhaps.


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