You have no idea how much my dad told me about John Smith and Jamestown when I was a kid. You really have no idea.
So I also learned that the kidlet didn't know why the Church of England formed, and this all culminated in my explaining to him that Henry VIII wanted to get remarried, the Pope told him no, and the Henry said, essentially, "Screw you, I'm the King of England! I'll start my own church!"
It was a glorious moment. I love being a parent.
This wacky train of thought popped up in a conversation about how much money a billion-with-a-b dollars really is.
If you had a huge pile of money that you were to bestow as endowments on academia in honor of FK's characters, how would you distribute it per character?
- Those I knew immediately, off the top of my head:
- anthropology for Nick
- biology for Natalie
- communications for Lacroix
- hospitality management for Janette
- botany for Feliks
- Those I pondered a little:
- economics for Schanke
- criminology for Tracy
- psychology for Urs
- history for Vachon
- mathematics for Fleur
- medicine for Alma
- Those I pondered more:
- sociology for Stonetree
- military science for Cohen
- philosophy for Reese
- nutrition for Screed
- business administration for Norma
- community studies for Grace
- literature for Emily
- graphic arts for Marian
- women's studies for Sofia & Amalia (different reasons!)
- education for Alexandra
- theology for Angel
- peace and conflict studies for the Inca
Who else? Which other disciplines? ;-D
Please tell me how you're doing! What's going on in your life?
Things in my life after the kidlet's bar mitzvah have mostly been terrible and I'm not ready to talk about them yet, which is why I haven't been updating any of them yet. Distract me from that, please.
I'm so far behind on my tv-watching that I'm just now getting to the Supergirl finale. ( One spoilery quibble with the first half of the finale that relates to U.S. Constitutional law. )
I'm very much enjoying everything about Supergirl otherwise, at least. I haven't even touched on my summer tv watching yet. It's been that kind of summer.