In the last couple of days I have wrapped up a 15-week, summer class through the Boston University online genealogical research program. It’s been a great deal of work, but I’ve learned a lot. My research will probably never be quite the same. The class has been a significant part of my day every day since it began in mid-May. I was in Iowa enjoying the beautiful springtime tulips for a few days during the first module of the class, and now, after several challenging assignments and a long, hot Texas summer, that feels like quite a while ago. I still l have a lot to learn, and eventually I’ll be looking into the new learning opportunities I’ve become aware of since taking the class. However, right now I am ready to reclaim the time for more important things and to put what I’ve learned into practice at my own pace.
Deuteronomy 32:7Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.
"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about."
— G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy