…It snows every day here

Weather in Boston has been for the most part dreary this winter. It snowed November and snow has been on the ground ever since. Today was the worst day. First it snowed, then freezing ran came about 2:30 p.m. All of the sidewalks are getting slick and I know that tomorrow morning (Jan. 29) is gonna be the worst walking day of the year. To make matters worse, this is shopping season, so I have to be out. Today, I shopped two courses, “W. E. B. Du Bois: Social and Political Writings,” taught by Tommie Shelby and “Religion 1513. History of Harvard and Its Presidents,” taught by Peter Gomes. I am definitely taking both of these courses. I have written about Shelby in this blog before, but I wanted to introduce you all to Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in The Memorial Church. He is one of the leading figures on campus and a serious religious and political figure. After class, he invited us all to his home for his weekly tea at 5 p.m. I felt bad going, because, as I said, it was pouring. I had my boots on and my pants were soaked. But when I got into his home, everyone else was soaked, so we all suffered the weather together. It was my first tea and it was pretty cool. Gomes’ crib is beyond phat and I had a nice conversation with some of my classmates, including one who was a 1988 Nieman. At exactly 6 p.m., a butler rang a gong signaling that it was time for us to go. I walked home in the freezing rain.

         I am shopping three more classes on Thursday: Universal Hip-Hop; The history of soul music; and an interesting course about global mobility from 1633.

         Pray that I don’t break my leg.

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