This Christmas, I am thankful for many things.  You are high on the list.  A few years ago, I launched my site praying that I could survive for a year.  Now, heading into my third year, I am thankful for you.  You have kept me going.

As you know, I teach Latin online.  You may also know that most of my students are Henle Latin students.  And you may further know that I receive many tearful emails inspired by Henle Latin.

This Christmas, I thought I would write a Henle Latin inspired poem for you.

Twas a night with a Henle book and all through the house, students were crying and mothers pulled their hair out.

And way off in history, Caesar in his tent sat, writing gerunds and dependent clauses, and muttering, “Ha!  Translate that!”

I didn’t get too far before my poetry attempt died.  Oh, well.

Oddly enough, on those same fields where Romans once chased Gauls, an inspiring Christmas story took place years later.  There is even a little Latin in it.  If you have some time today, you may enjoy this:

Have a very Merry Christmas, my friends!

Dwane Thomas’ Tip of the Week, December 24, 2016