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Busy Week

Updated: Mar 26, 2023

View of the Tennessee River from the visitor's center off Neyland Drive.

It's been a busy week—too busy for my usual post on my trip. I felt like a bad teacher on Tuesday. I gave my students a tough quiz over a reading that was a) super complex, and b) looked at the way the American education system has reduced reading to "fact finding" instead of asking students to engage emotionally with a text. As a result, the article says, students no longer enjoy reading: They see it as a school-related task and nothing more.

The irony was not lost on me.

Anyway, when I'm stressed and overwhelmed, I find peace in being outside. I've been on a few evening bike rides recently. I hope you'll enjoy these sunset images from my rides.

The full moon over the James White Bridge in Knoxville.

View of Knoxville from UT's Agricultural Center east of the city.

Same view zoomed in.

View of downtown Knoxville from the James White Bridge.

Love the sunlight and reflections on the water.

I hope you have a great rest of your week! Stay tuned for Saturday's installment about the Basilica Cisterns. :)

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I hope the coming week is less stressful and more joy-filled and peaceful for you Jessica. I don't have a bicycle, so when I feel stressed, I go for a walk.

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