The winner of my favorite read for the summer is pburt of Reflections From The Hinterland. Congratulations!
And, what does August bring for me here in Illinois? Continued days of 90+ temperatures. The return of school with all its opening routines: Institute Day, Meet and Greet, prepare-the-room-with-a-minimum-of-things-so-children's-work-can-be-displayed. As always, I eagerly anticipate meeting this new group of children. As always, I have to gear up for the extreme heat within the classroom and now the added pleasure of coyotes running wild in the back fields behind the playground. We won't be having many picnics this autumn.
I'm also eagerly anticipating a few August reads, most notably Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany on August 15,