Thursday, January 31, 2008

By Dewey! The 200s

The 200s are not the largest section nor the most often visited at St. Dunstan's, but for the inquiring reader who wants to learn more about the faith, it contains are some gems. Today the good saint features three titles. Jack Miles' God: a Biography is a fresh approach to looking at the God of the Hebrew scriptures.

From the back cover: "Miles shows us a God who evolves through his relationship with man, the image who in time becomes his rival..., the Creator who nearly destroys his chief creation."

For a quicker read, the saint suggests two volumes in the Penguin Lives series Garry Wills' Saint Augustine and Martin Marty's Martin Luther. The books in this series are meant not as scholarly tomes but as short, well-written introduction to famous historical figures, written by top scholars and writers.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Thw Wind Rustles the Leaves of Son of Oak Tree: Part Three

The second oak tree replacement did not survive, so a week or so ago a new oak was planted, twice as big as the last. Everyone loved watching the enormous digger that planted it. it's covered with its dry winter leaves and, well-braced, is rustling in the cold winds of January. We hope that this one will be a survivor: it's a very handsome tree.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

January Snow

To the delight of the boys, we had a classic snowfall last week. Unlike the public schools, where you're likely to be reprimanded for throwing a snowball, our students thoroughly enjoyed themselves all day between classes In the evening after study hall the football field was the arena for an enormous snow battle. In the morning the hillsides showed myriad sledding tracks. For many boys, this was the first time they'd ever seen snow. It didn't deter them at all that this snow fall was especially wet, the kind that drenches your clothing. The pictures show the chapel bell, Yard A, and the view from the library windows.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Good fences make good neighbors?

Apologies to Robert Frost, but I had to say something about fences in the title. The subject is the lovely new fence around the soccerand lacrossefield and track, just in time to anticipate the spring season. The light wasn't right for a look at the fence from the field, but here is the approach from the road:

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Let the light shine through!

We returned from Christmas Break to find the new windows installed in the chapel, a multitude of saints through whom the morning light shines. You can read something about the oldest window in the chapel in Gabe Dunsmith's article in the December 2007 edition of The Galax Leaf. Now we welcome the new additions. Watch for further info about these magnificent windows.