One of the perks of living in Germany
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
"While we come and go in our native land, we imagine that we are indifferent to these streets, that these windows, roofs, and doors mean nothing to us, that these walls are strangers to us, that these trees are like any other trees, that these houses we never enter are of no use to us, that the pavement where we walk is no more than stone blocks. Later, when we are no longer there, we find that those streets are very dear to us, that we miss the roofs, windows, and doors, that the walls are essential to us, that the trees are beloved, that every day we did enter those houses we never entered, and that we have left something of our affections, our life, and our heart on those paving stones. All those places that we no longer see, which perhaps we shall never see again, but whose image we have preserved, assume a painful charm, return to us with the sadness of a ghost, make the holy land visible to us, and are, so to speak, the true shape of […our former home]; and we love them and call them up such as they are, such as they were, and hold onto them, unwilling to change a thing, for one clings to the form of the fatherland as to the face of the mother." Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Black Forest Academy Staff Needs
High School Faculty
Biology or Chemistry
Discovery (NILD Trained)
Music: Strings (Suzuki Method of Instruction)
Middle School Faculty
Resident Assistants (3 Male, 3 Female)
Please check the BFA web site for updates and changes to our Staff Needs List for the 2007-2008 school year.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
The next morning at school the kids were disappointed that BFA did not close school for a "wind day". My response? "Yeah, right." So much for all the excitement.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Luke and Tyler are going on separate BFA missions trips during the upcoming Easter break. Luke is going to Bulgaria and Tyler is going to Romania. Each one is raising support for this trip. To learn more click onto the link above or below (or in the far right column) to read more about how you might help them. Tim.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
My technical drawing class is ending this week. So, here are my students with their finished models. All of these kids are MKs. From the left, that's Anna from Italy, David from Czech Republic, Adam from Germany, Abby from France, Anna from Italy/Germany, John from Czech Republic. Next week I get a new batch of students and start all over again. :-)
This picture was taken in the school library.