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October 09, 2008

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

The trees here at Snow Wolf Lodge have begun to change color and the weather is starting to get colder. We are all looking forward to the first snow and ice so that we can enjoy some fun in it - especially all of us southern kids that don't see much snow.

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This last weekend we took a trip to Ouray, Colorado (known as the "Little Switzerland"). The drive was amazing and we hit a snow storm on the way back which slowed the trip home quite a bit but made it much more exciting. It was beautiful to see the snow covered mountains and we finished up our weekend trip with a stop at Wal-Mart in Durango. WOOO HOO!

Our fourth week here at Summit Semester has started with a bang! We had two great days of class with Dr. Bauman covering early church heretics such as Montanus. There has also been a lot of lively discussion in English Literature among the students and Dr. Bauman concerning Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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Monday evening art class was quite entertaining. Five groups of students performed some crazy skits. One involved a bird (Jon Jon), who fell in love and plummeted from the upper floor of the classroom in the girls' dorm after being knocked down by a chivalrous gentleman (Megan). Another involved Tim getting beat up by Colleen, Jonathan and Lauren. My group, on the other hand, created a wild body painted interpretive dance portraying water flowing over boulders.

Dr. J.P. Moreland arrived on Tuesday evening just in time to get in on the festivities of the Knight's celebration, which was hosted by the ladies of Summit Semester in honor of us guys. The festivities began with many delicious deserts made and served by the girls. Then each of the guys were knighted and given knightly names. The festivities were wrapped up with a full-on tinfoil ball and mini torpedo pelting war. Lastly, there was a chair jousting tournament, in which two guys raced speedily towards one another on rolling chairs while being pushed by a crazy woman, brandishing pillows and trying to knock one another to the ground. Luckily there were no fatal injuries!

Wednesday, our first day with Dr. Moreland gave all of us a good look into the world of philosophy. It has been a very interesting subject so far and has laid a good foundation for the rest of our time with Dr. Moreland. We are all scrambling to get our reading done on this particularly heavy week. We are reading some excellent books right now such as Poverty and Wealth, Why Socialism Doesn't Work, Romeo and Juliet, and Mere Humanity, to mention a few. I feel that we have all learned a lot so far and I am excited to see what the rest of our time here holds.


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