Creating New Values

I once saw a poster that read: A MESSY PLACE IS THE SIGN OF A CREATIVE MIND

Hello again. I’m exhausted today after a weekend 10-hour round trip between Arlington and Lubbock, Texas. However, the Saturday spent in Lubbock was absolutely lovely.

Composing university lectures in the shade of trees

Saturday morning in Lubbock featured lovely 64-degree temperatures and I spent quiet hours in the shade of trees working on material for my Texas Wesleyan online Humanities course. We are about to begin study of the Homeric epics, and refreshing my memories of ideas from The Iliad and The Odyssey was time well-spent.

Riding Andante

At some point Sandi surprised me by presenting her prized mount, Andante, for me to ride. I had never done this, though she has owned him for over a decade. He towers at 17.3 hands, and I am not an equestrian. Yet he is such a gentle giant, a quiet soul. So I got to spend some precious time riding him gently around the spacious pastureland on the property at Key Equestrian.

Home again this Sunday, I’ve worked most of this day on a new lecture for two sections of Ethics meeting tomorrow. The reading from the textbook is titled “Why Life is Absurd.” The lecture I’ve been writing explores the theme of The Absurd and ethical responses from thinkers including Qoheleth (author of Ecclesiastes in the Bible), Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus and Paul Tillich. Though the research and writing has been arduous, I’ve enjoyed working through the material and attempting a creative response. We’ll see how it all goes . . .

Thanks for reading. It’s good to be home again.

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