The Community College is going well. I made some significant adjustments to the syllabi this semester and I’m pretty happy with the results. I’ll do more tweaking for the spring semester. My favorite student this semester is a fellow who gets all of his history from Glenn Beck. And while I’m not a fan of Beck’s historical methods, this particular student is the best because he’s engaged, curious, brings me things to talk about, and stays after class to discuss topics in American history. Who could ask for more? I didn’t realize how much I liked him until he missed a class a couple of weeks ago and I discovered how much I had been shaping my extemporaneous discussions around anticipating his thinking. I think he likes me too, but not until after I had to explain to him that I’m not really a radical Marxist brainwashing our youth into hating America.(1) He seemed surprised that a few of us historians are not that way. He still refers to “your friend Karl” and I still insist that Marx offered frequently valuable observations on history and culture.
Anyhow, next semester I’ll be teaching a world history (1900-1914) class at the four-year university I attend. Can you imagine!?
(1) Beware, though...as all true American Patriots know, Liberals LIE!!!