Bob Dylan’s Birthday
August 13, 2006
Hey Mr. Somerville,
How are you doing? Enjoying retirement?
I know I’m late, but I wanted to thank you again for the CD. I’ve been listening to it a lot this summer, and I’ve gone out and bought a bunch more Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin CDs. I’ve always listened to them but they’ve really become obsessive favorites of mine this summer.
I also wanted to let you know again how much everything you said to our class on the last day of school influenced both me and my sister. I’ll always remember what I learned from your class, not only about the subject, but about what I’m actually doing here.
Hope all is well, talk to you soon.
August 29, 2006
Hi Jenn (and Liz) -
Sorry for the delayed response. I was in the wilds of Colorado and southern Utah. Some absolutely incredible territory and stunning National Parks (see attached 500 hundred year old cliff palace! Unfortunately not much e-mail capability (no one has a cell phone either - they just don’t work!)
Glad you enjoyed the CD and the class(math and otherwise!). Dylan and Joplin are both interesting talents and compelling life stories. The older I get, the more I appreciate the stories that music tells. Oddly enough, I find myself listening to lots of different stuff - literally from classical to country depending on the mood.
Believe it or not I’ll be back at school doing the “Yellow Jacket” chaperoning thing in the afternoons and subbing once in a while. So I’ll be able to see firsthand how the newspaper is progressing. Keep me up to date on your college plans. I’m really counting on you guys to radically change the world!