Sunday, January 13, 2008

Blogaday 16 of 20

Day 16. That's a perfect square, you know.

It's been a very good Sunday. Church was excellent, and meetings went very well. I haven't had a nap today, and I got a lot accomplished. I finished the morningside ad that we're showing in seminary monday and tuesday, and that feels pretty good. I've taken a look at school this next week, and I really think that I can pull it all off. There will be some work involved, but I think we're going to make it through. Today has been a good day. It's 10:40, and I'm looking to get to bed earlier than usual. I've got a review calc assignment to do before bed, but that shouldn't be too crazy. I'm thinking I might just take a look at it, but not do the actual problems.

I know that I've explained it before, but can I please just talk about why calculus is so incredible, one more time? Not only is the subject matter brilliant, but the way the class is structured makes me pretty happy. Assignments are weighted very very lightly. I'm missing four assignments and a quiz right now, but I've still got an A. Granted, and A is anything above 80 percent, but still, it's an A. Tests are 60 percent of the grade, and minitests are another 20. For an AP class, this is brilliant. It stresses ability to own a test as opposed to ability to slave through assignments. I do respect slaving through assignments, but there's a time and a place for it. I've always thought that knowing the material was more important than actually completing the assignment. I'm proud to say that I know my material, despite not finishing some of the assignments.

It's cool stuff like that that makes me happy. Stuff where the school system really just clicks and does something so entirely appropriate. It doesn't happen all the time, but I really do love the way we structure AP calc. Yeah, sometimes Kaelin does go on and do too many problems for us, but I still think we're getting by. The set up of the class is brilliant.

You know, I really don't have any burning need to post tonight. I'm here, writing, and that's all dandy, but I could be fine to just call it a night right now. I feel like I wrote a pretty good post last night. I feel like I've done a lot of good work today. This post doesn't really have much of a hole to fill today. I feel accomplished, and so the post isn't super necessary.

And perhaps that just means that instead of filling a hole, the post can just have an opportunity to explore and fly on its own.

I think that understand what this post is destined to do. I think that this post exists as an acceptance. I can accept today without a brilliant blog post. I can accept today for what it is and for what good has been done in the world. Today has been whole, even without a long blog post.

And so that's where I'm calling it. Day 16 is a happy day. Day 16 accepts the way things have been today, and also sends his regards to day 17. We need no discourse today, for today has been pretty dandy. I know that some of you out there have had pretty crappy days, and I grieve with you there. But today has been today, and that is the way that today has been. I think the best thing we can do now is lean forward and prepare to run with day seventeen.

This is blogaday day 16. It's a perfect square, and this square is peacing out for the evening. Much love~

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