Summertime

One of the things I love most about teaching is the cycle of the semester. Every semester has its own beginning, middle and end, and every class establishes itself as a unique learning community. Our Spring semester has now finished and Summer has begun! It is time for a new rhythm. I find Summers a very creative time. There is more daylight and more hours to enjoy. It's a season to do all the things I never have time for during the school year, such as unhurried afternoons with old friends,  long swims at my favorite rooftop pool, more playtime with the kittens, more time to cook healthy food, more time to disappear into a good book, more time for bike rides around my city, more time for out of town excursions. It is also a time to reflect on what went well during the past semester, what was challenging and what I might improve. It is truly a time of inspiration. What inspires you most this Summer?

 Organic strawberries at the Bartlett Street Farmers' Market. Photo by by Dayamudra Ann Dennehy.

Organic strawberries at the Bartlett Street Farmers' Market. Photo by by Dayamudra Ann Dennehy.