I decided I’m going to wait until the 2nd 8 weeks of the semester to enroll in my classes at Tulsa Community College (I don’t have the money to enroll right now), but for my own learning I will be doing two side projects for the next few months.

The first is that I’m going to be taking an online Cherokee language class from the Cherokee nation of Oklahoma. (btw, here’s a story from the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper that tells about the classes and the teacher). The class is I’m taking is the first of three levels of classes. I’ve tried learning Cherokee before (both with books and with tapes) but have struggled to really get a grasp of how the grammar works. Hopefully the online class will be better.

I really am looking forward to the class. Cherokee is such a beautiful language (it has an almost melodic quality to me) and it will be so good to learn the language so that maybe I can pass it down to my children (assuming I have some) someday.

As for the other project, I’m trying to read through the Bible this year. I’ve read through the Bible once before (back in 2001) but I feel like I’ve changed so much in my faith since then that I need to reread it from the context I’m operating from now.