This semester finds me embarking on an independent study in my hometown of Asheville, taking a broad range of fascinating courses.

From the excavation in Mochlos, Crete, Greece over the summer is derived both the study of the methodology and method in practice of archeology, as well as the study of Minoan history from the neolothic sequence to the catastrophe.

At A-B Technical community college I’m taking Trigonometry as part of a dual enrollment I began in pursuit of an associates in science.

The boatbuilding class I’m taking is focused on the practical methods of constructing wooden boats, and my Russian literature course is meant to inform my general knowledge of the subject in that Ruskie subcategory which is sorely lacking.

Finally, an exploration into the beginnings of chinese history will inform my approach to the coun try when I am there next spring.