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Auf Wiedersehen! Or, Goodbye Santa Fe, Hello Northwest.

By A.J. Peters

Today will be the last seminar of the semester (For me, Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed). I’ll hang around Santa Fe Friday, and then fly home Saturday. I’m excited to head back to the Northwest, to see family and friends, to bum around Seattle coffee shops. But there’s a way in which breaks are always hard. My freshman math tutor put it something like this:

Life at St. John’s is like pushing against a brick wall; you try to endlessly question and push deeper, but the final answers might not ever present themselves, so you remain pushing. When you leave for a month for winter break, it’s as if someone has taken that wall away from you; it’s nice that you can stop pushing against it, but it’s a little discomforting and can you throw you off balance.

That said, I’m looking forward to the rest from the push. I’ve got a few projects lined up, and I think it will be nice for a little change. But that still doesn’t mean I won’t miss it.

I’m not sure when the next time I’ll have a chance to post on the blog is. So if you don’t see anything new up here for the next couple weeks, rest assured, we’re all okay, we’re just taking a break for the holidays. We’ll be back in mid-January.

See you in 2013!

The student writing staff of the johnnie chair blog

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