Saturday, April 13, 2013
Randomday: What Secundus did on Spring Break
This week, of course, it was back to school and other activities, like the Spring Social. I took him shopping for clothes to suit his style, and chased after him to take this picture (it was an action shot for me, that's why it's blurry, I was breathless after running up the stairs):
More random things:
At Bible study last night, Nancy and I were talking about her work with special ed. kids, helping them tap out syllables for long words like "amphibian" and "carbonation." Tertia overheard us and demonstrated the technique on the kitchen table; six taps for six syllables, but over the background noise we couldn't make out any English words, so we asked her to repeat it twice more before I finally deciphered: "Expecto patronum!" She's been reading Harry Potter.
Happy 83rd birthday today to Grandma! Your cake is cooling as I type this.
National Latin Exam scores are in! Steve is going to help me fix the bulky excel file and teach me how to use it to crunch the numbers. I think it would take less time to figure out averages manually, but he tells me this will be easier. Hoping to make a big deal about it next Friday at Grandparents' Day.
Daniel received a great grade on his English paper and raves from the professor: "Excellent defense of a significant thesis." I'll stop before I embarrass him too much. He's going into production week of Seussical for Children's Theater. He's a Who.
My former co-worker, David Kuo, has passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. He accomplished a lot in his short life; check out his obituary in the NY Times. Although I disagreed with him in his critiques of the Bush administration's treatment of evangelicals (comparing it to the blatant ridicule of evangelicals led by President Obama himself and prevalent everywhere now, the Bush administration seems like an idyllic golden age), he was a gentlemanly fighter. My heart goes out to his wife and four children.
Even more sobering is the media blackout of the trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Utterly barbaric the crimes he committed; and beyond comprehension is the refusal of our news media to cover his trial. I'll have more to say on this next week, but if you haven't seen the coverage, these links might give you some food for thought. Kirsten Powers Mollie Hemingway Late to the party and trying to cover herself At least World Magazine has been on this from the beginning.