Wedding photos

Hi there,

We received a package from Kyle’s old roomies, Andrew and Nathan Mackey, and in it was a cd with pictures that they took at the wedding. So I have the first batch of wedding photos up on the gallery site, and they look smashingly good. If you need a photographer in Charlotte, I think that Andrew might be interested and he did a fabulous job too.

I have to go sifting through a couple of websites to get some more. Ces and Jeanna technically had wedding pictures up first but I haven’t had a chance to download them and put them in the album yet. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

I suggest that you view them in the full screen slideshow on the left.

Oy Oy Oy!

My wife and I are both working on our master’s degrees at schools only a couple of hours apart. But that’s about where the similarity ends. Here are a few contrasty things about my wife’s current degree plan and mine:

* First, the good part. My wife’s degree costs around $30,000 per year. Mine costs only around $8,000.
* However, the economic cost of the degree is somewhat related to its economic value. With her degree, Valerie has a resonable expectation of earning a six-figure salary, if not immediately, probably within the first 5-10 years of work. With my degree, if I *ever* earn as much as her, there would be a good likelyhood that I would be guilty of “fleecing the flock,” and since they don’t offer classes in “fleecing” at my school, this is highly unlikely.
* Nevertheless, Valerie should be able to complete her degree within 1½ – 2 years. My degree will take between 3-4 years.

What really gets me though, is the homework. Granted Valerie has a constrictive train ride on which to do all her reading. So I don’t have a firm grasp on how much homework she has to do, but I’m still pretty confident that I have more than her. A lot more. In an average week (i.e. this week exactly), I have about 400 pages to read in all my classes combined. Plus Greek, which we are approaching faster than any language I’ve ever done before. Granted, I”m only in class 12 hours a week, so that gives me a lot of time to do all my reading. But still, for four classes, that’s a *lot!*

Oy!

My Heart Hurts

I’m really, really, really tired of being in school. No, mom, I’m not having a mental breakdown, I’m just worn out. Have you ever read something that made you feel sick to your stomach? Make your heart ache? Well I have and rather recently too. I knew I was going to have some difficulty when my health law class got to “reproductive rights,” I just didn’t realize that it would make me feel physically ill.
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Luther on Education

> If I could leave the preaching office and my other duties, or had to do so, there is no other office I would rather have than that of schoolmaster; … for I know that next to that of preaching, this is the best, greatest, and most useful office there is. Indeed, I scarecely know which of the two is the better. For it is hard to make old dogs obedient and old rascals pious. … Young saplings are more easily bent and trained, even though some may break in the process. **It surely has to be one of the supreme virtues on earth faithfully to train other people’s children; for there are very few people, in fact, almost none, who will do this for their own.**

Emphasis added. Taken from: *[A Faithful Church: Issues in the History of Catechesis](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0819212784)*; p 138

Baby face….

“He’s got the cutest little baby face…”

Well, he did it, no more face scruff and my does he look different. I tend to forget how young he looks without facial hair; I don’t think I’ll let him sleep in the bed tonight since he looks like a stranger.

Here’s a couple of pictures.

He says that he’ll keep it clean for a couple of days and then start growing out the full beard again for the winter.