Well, I guess I can say we successfully completed our first actual remote Friday lesson. I’m not sure how the poem went over via Zoom versus being the in the classroom, but I hope you took the same meaning from it.

Like Ulysses (Odysseus) and his cry to “Push off, and sitting well in order smite the sounding furrows” I hope you take the same approach. Don’t get content in feeling that “Death closes all.” Instead remember that “something ere the end, some work of noble note, may yet be done[!]”

My hope is that you won’t view your senior year as “gloom the dark broad seas” but instead embrace the uncertainty and go forward “to sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the western stars.”

Again, good job today. Enjoy your extended weekend and I’ll see you Tuesday (online and in class). We’re going to start working on college applications and college essays.

Until then, stay out of trouble and see you soon!


If you’re still intrigued by Greek Mythology and the story of Odysseus, here is an interesting read.

In Search of a Black Odysseus: My Father’s Journey Home