Abraham Joshua Heschel said, “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement . . . Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” One of my daily goals is to carry this sense of wonder and radical amazement with me no matter where I am or what I am doing. It is intimately connected to my Judaism.
June 24, 2022
Monday, April 10, 2023
I have very exciting news to share. It is official--I am returning to school for my fifth degree and my second doctorate! You would think one would be enough but I am actually coming full-circle and fulfulling the promise of what I began over thirty years ago. This degree will be in Hebrew Bible with what I anticipate will be a minor area of concentration in Ancient Judaism. Right here in Denver at DU they have a joint doctoral program between DU and the Iliff School of Theology. I recently attended Admit Day where I met other admitted students, went to a class, learned more in depth about the program, and had lunch with a faculty member with whom I would love to work. As parking is expensive and I wll not be able to afford it unless I can just find street parking nearby, I have decided to either ride my bike or the bus to get to campus. Yesterday Matt and I staked out a great route to campus that mainly rode through neighborhoods and that took just under an hour. I am very excited about the prospect of riding to school on my bike because Denver weather is so awesome. I will get exercise and be outside getting sunshine and fresh air. It is a win all around! So far this spring has been really good. I ended the ski season a little over a week ago on a very high note. I am skiing very well and feel that I will be ready next season to get back on a black diamond. I have the new doctoral program in the fall to look forward to and I am leaving for a trip to Kalispell on Sunday while Matt goes on his school trip to Crow Canyon. One thing that I will be doing this summer as a pre-req for my admission to the doctoral program is that I have to take the equivalent of a year's worth of Koine Greek. I have been looking and looking for a program and Matt finally found one that fits the requirements and the budget at Princeton Theological Seminary. I have sent in my application and hope to be all signed up soon. In addition, I will be teaching a class for Summer B entitled "Who's Who Among the Rabbis" and attending Erin and Adam's "wedding." It is in quotation marks because they have been married for a year and half already but that was their COVID wedding at the courthouse and this will be their nice ceremony/party with friends and family. It will be a busy but fun summer!
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