I’m pretty pleased so far with my time here in Berlin, which is already half over! We have German classes from about 9 till 2:30 every day, which gives us the rest of the day to do whatever we want.
On Tuesday, September 18, I was able to witness my first criminal trial. My presence had been requested for jury duty. All of my life I have heard people whine and groan when they realize they have jury duty.
I couldn’t have been more excited. I sat there for two hours while the judge excused people who couldn’t qualify as jurors (for various reasons). One man stated that he couldn’t be a juror because the prosecuting lawyer was his wife’s drum instructor.
After seeing President Barry Bartel pretty much everywhere I went, I thought of something. Whether it be sitting in convo and chapel, cheering on our teams at pretty much all of our sporting events, or generally being visible all over campus, the man is everywhere. So to reward this fervor and diligence to being a part of the Bethel community, I say we give him a little protection. He is, after all, the Prez.
I just got out of Poetry Writing Workshop. Tonight, we discussed Richard Hugo’s idea that you should not write a poem about anything that should have a poem written about it. So, I’m going to make a post about something that is not one of the many interesting things happening on campus right now.
So we made it to Germany on Saturday. We spent almost 22 hours traveling, with only the 3 hours of sleep we got on the overseas flight. I had a moment of near panic when the plane started the descent into Germany, but that passed.
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