Last night we dropped Spencer off for his mission trip and this morning Maggie and Max left for their scout trip. Its my 'free day' and I decided to go work in my new classroom before I head out to, hopefully, meet up with older kids and finish packing.
As I pack up books to for my trek east, I've been wrestling with some of the reading. A week after the Fourth of July, I'll be in the building in which it was debated. I wish I could describe how excited I am for that.
About ten days ago, I watched a movie discussed in one of the books and I can't get it out of my mind. Its titled, CSA:Confederate States of America. It is a 'mockumentary' by an African American professor from KU with the premise: what if the South had won? It is one of the most unflinching movies I've watched in a long time. It is funny and offensive and thought-provoking all at the same time and it has been one of the voices in my head as I've finished my readings. I found the movie trailer for it on youtube and want to link it but I'm worried that people will see it and misunderstand. Today, I'm letting discretion be the better part of valor (read that as cowardly)-I'm might link it later in my travels.
We always suspected Lincoln was both a skater and a vampire killer!
This is a photo of the statue on top of the Kansas Statehouse! I wanted to give a little to the state I'll be away from for the next month. I am proud to be both a Wichitan and Kansan.
(I didn't take this one, my skills as a photographer do not extend that far, but I love this picture ... when I figure who took it, I will properly credit them.)