Friday, February 19, 2010


Well, it has been a while since I've posted! Life has been hectic over the past month, lots of school stuff, some computer issues, and general ridiculousness that accompanies being a student.

Reading week has officially begun- for most people. I on the other hand, am going to be stuck in Sackville for the week. Natalie Gerum, a brilliant Mt. A grad will be teaching a course with Dr. Fox over reading week, an intensive Geography class. That is how I will be spending my week, so I guess I can't complain much, until the fact that an entire term's worth of work needs to be done in a week hits me, and I start to regret the fact that I signed up to take the class, hahaha.

Global Medical Brigades left on Thursday morning, off to Honduras for Mount A's 2nd brigade. I have to admit, I wish I was going again this year. It was a pretty amazing experience and I learned a lot from it. Learning from experience is something that has come up in a few of my classes this year, and I think it will be a large part of the intensive class over reading week. I've been reading a lot lately on how post-secondary education limits the ability to learn from experience, or how our learning isn't necessarily associated with direct experiential applications. It has made for some interesting thoughts and some ridiculous conversations with a few of my friends.... I don't know where I am going with this, but it's been an interesting few weeks of school and thinking.

Anyway, I am going to enjoy my reading week-end at my parents, just finished the best meal I've had in a while- lamb and an amazing bottle of red wine :-)

I will be back in Sackville on Sunday- weather permitting, and I'll give you an update when I am back up and running with my computer there. Happy march break/reading week! Safe travels to those heading home or elsewhere!