It is a done deal.....I will be able to take the honors class this fall. As with everything that is fine and good, some sacrifices will be made, but I have no doubt this is the right thing for me. My co-worker will work my Mondays and I will work her Fridays, so the only day of the week I will be gone for a bit is Wed. Truthfully it was a bit odd to have four other people to intimately involved in something so important to me, but I think the glass is half full....
I have been thinking of my paper all week, while reading The Black Death and the Transformation of the West by David Hearlihy...which I finished this morning. It's not a large book, but really packed with a lot of information and statistics. It's rather old (1997) but obviously good or the powers that be wouldn't have put it in the recommended list, I suppose. So I sat down at the computer an hour ago intending to start it, but instead started reading blogs to catch up, and obviously this isn't part of the paper, which is to write on how the AIDS epidemic has effected Africa. Mr. Herlihy mentined AIDS a number of times in the book, comparing the societal, economic and culture issues compare. Fun, fun.
I have to say, I was really shocked hearing about the suicide truck driver in France. I continue to be baffled as to why someone would be willing to die killing others that don't believe the way they do. And since I've been reading about Malthusian theory, but I don't think that terrorist bombings, shootings or using a truck to kill people counts. If you are curious go here for a definition - explanation of what the Malthusian theory is. Oh, and by the way, it's rather scary.
Well, I really am get started on my paper, so I ought to get going. Enjoy your weekend!