I’m Going to South Africa this summer

Thanks guys.

I was just selected  today for the National Endowment for the Humanities – South Africa – Continuity and Change – a five week images-9seminar this summer (June 20 to July 28).  Please go here to learn more about that seminar.

Whenever I apply to these seminars – I do it with you all (Oakridge students) foremost in mind.  I want you to travel, to see the world, to experience all the diversity that is out there.  When you go to college and so many of you will, spend a semester abroad.  Do whatever you can do to take a voyage to another world.  Grab a Eu-rail pass and see Europe.  And then go into the third world.  You’ll never be the same.  You will know that your little sperm and your little egg came together in this first world country – that you can do whatever it is that want to do – and it makes all the difference.  Know that for sure.

The key to life is that you experience life.  Stay awake guys.  And thank you for inspiring me to reach out for these experiences.

And I promise I will find Prudence!

Thanks.  Mr. Wood.



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2 Responses to I’m Going to South Africa this summer

  1. Sandy

    We can’t wait to hear about your trip. Keep us posted. Give us a call before you leave, so we can have a drink. Be positive. You are a great teacher and have inspired many students to “think”. Have a great trip, if we don’t get a change to see you before you leave.

    • bobwoodmsu

      I’m back…it was fantastic. I hope you guys have been dancing and biking and running and eating at the VB…I will see you soon. I got a lot of videos and photos and stories…we gotta have a beer and catch up!