JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Back in the High Life Again" by Steve Winwood; "We Are The Champions" by Queen; "Winning" by Santana]
weekend my beloved UCLA Bruins beat USC in football to reclaim all
sorts of bragging rights in Los Angeles. Why does anyone care?
Seriously: what difference does it actually make in the world that a
bunch of barely-outta-high-school athletes I've never met won a football
game? Why am I so happy about it? Why do so many of us
students/alumni love our school colors and express loyalty and belonging
by screaming about our teams at the top of our lungs?
2. Finals/end-of-semester prep & plan for the week
1. Semester wrap up: literature review/Dickens or Shakespeare; literature analyses; any/all outstanding work that you want considered for your final semester grade, all of which is due on your blog BY the time we meet on Friday, December 6.