Friday, May 13, 2011

Where We'll Go in England

1. Brighton’s Medieval Lanes
2. Nash’s Royal Pavilions
3. All Hallow’s Barking at the Tower
4. Vespers at Bunhill Fields
5. Churchill's Chartwell
6. The Hever Castle Gardens
7. Southwark Cathedral
8. Poet’s Corner at Westminster
9. Ely Cathedral
10. Evensong at King's College
11. St. James Piccadilly

Where We'll Shop in England

1. Hatchard’s Bookstore
2. Stanford’s Maps
3. Waterstone’s Books
4. George Trumper’s
5. G. David Bookshop
6. Fortnum and Mason
7. Covent Garden
8. Regent’s Street
9. Cecil Court
10. High Street Lewes Books
11. W.H. Smith’s Stationers

Where We'll Eat in England

1. Pret a Manger
2. Nero’s Coffee
3. Barbacoa
4. Wagamama’s
5. Jamie’s Italian Kitchen
6. The Cambridge Eagle
7. The Borough Market
8. West Cornwall Pasty
9. Nandos Peri-Peri
10. Maoz Falafel
11. Fifteen London

Thursday, May 5, 2011

After 20 Years, Why I'm Still Teaching

1. I get to love what I love in front of my students.
2. I inevitably learn more--even more than those I’m teaching.
3. I have a great excuse to buy more books.
4. And then, I have a great excuse to read more books.
5. I am forced to make real-life connections rather than simply pontificate in the theoretical.
6. I am provoked to think about the future and scrutinize the present through the lens of the past.
7. I am able to reacquaint myself with the best of our great legacy of art, music, and ideas.
8. I get the satisfaction of seeing the “lights come on.”
9. I am constantly prodded to hone my communications skills.
10. I get to bear testimony to the grace and mercy of God, in space, in time, and in me.
11. I am privileged to catch early glimpses of the future leaders of our culture in action.