I had a great week. It was a ridiculously busy week, but I’m getting the impression that the whole really busy thing is pretty much par for the course. Here’s what it looked like:
(1) On Monday, Koko Tanimoto Kondo spoke at American University. Koko is a hibakusha: she is a survivor of the atomic bombing at Hiroshima. Her father, Reverend Kiyoshi Tanimoto, is one of the six central figures in John Hersey’s Hiroshima, the newspaper report (later a book) largely responsible for allowing Americans to see the humanity of the Japanese. Koko talked about the importance of the abolition of nuclear weapons in the world.
(2) In the past week, I’ve been, er, honing my research skills. Which means I’m figuring out how to study for upwards of six hours at a time. Coffee helps.
(3) As do cuddly pets. Ginger gets all snuggly and sleepy after her bath.
(4) The weather is finally cooling off, which means that I’ve worn my favorite boots three out of the last four days. (These, from Shoe Carnival were the best. purchase. ever.)
(5) One of my classes assigns novels to read. And it’s awesome.
(6 ) I’m loving this whole public transportation experiment. Although having to leave the house so early sucks, I get all kinds of time to catch up on my frivolous reading. And that’s lots of fun.
… and that’s my week—what have you guys been up to lately?