Back in February, I posted this:

That was the RED schedule.  Subject to a lot of change.

I am sitting at Panera working on the schedule for next year’s classes.  (The internet at our house isn’t working so well these days.  Not a class problem, by the way.  I will teach from an office this fall.)

I have come up with a better schedule.  Here it is.  You guys subscribe to my site, send me money, and I will go ride my bike… which is my favorite pass time.  Best of all, I don’t have to read those Henle Latin books.

Sigh.  As I am sure that schedule will not work for most of you, here is what I am seriously considering.  This is the YELLOW schedule.  I will post the GREEN schedule in a week, or so.  Once I post the GREEN schedule, we are good to go.

Of course, if any of the times do not work for you, you are always welcome to watch class later.

Here is the YELLOW schedule.  This one will be close to the final reality.  (All times are in the central time zone.)

Every morning but Sunday morning:

5 AM – Word Up.  This is an English vocabulary class.

5:30 AM – Book of the month.  There are so many books I want to teach.  I never get to them.  This class could solve that problem.

6:00 AM  – Greek.  I realize that I need daily practice.  This could solve that problem.

6:30 AM – Italian.  Same reason as above.  I need daily practice.  By the way, I started learning Italian for one reason.  I wanted to learn how to pronounce Latin.  So, that should answer that question.  I pronounce Latin as if it were Italian because… why not?  No one knows how Latin was pronounced anyway.


Latin 1Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.  We will read, or practice chapters 1 – 19.  If you have a choice… THIS is the way to learn Latin.  Ignore what anyone else says.

Latin 2Lingua Latina by Hans Ørberg.  We will read, or practice chapters 20 – 34.

Latin 3 and 4Roma Aeterna.  400 pages of Roman history in Latin.  Not for the weak.  In fact, I am not sure who this book is for.  We will pick up where we left off last year.  If you missed last year, the classes are still up.  God willing, they will remain up until Congress stops foolishly spending money.


On Wednesdays, I will be teaching the Henle Latin series.

Before I post the schedule, a rant.

I am not as much fun to be around as I once was.  I fear I am turning into a grumpy old man.  With all my heart, I believe this series has greatly contributed.  I could make up my own hashbrown, or hashtag, or whatever it is the kids are saying these days.  HashtagHappierBeforeHenle.

There are people out there who earn their living cleaning septic tanks.  I am thankful for those people.  My hat is off to them.

Do they do what they do because they love it?  I doubt it.  I suspect they do it for three reasons.  First, no one else wants to do it.  Second, it pays their bills.  And, third, their work alleviates the burdens of others.

I will be teaching the Henle Latin series again this year.  I will be doing it for the same reasons some men clean septic tanks.  Here they are:

First, you likely do not want to teach Henle Latin.  Second, Henle Latin pays my bills.  And, third… if I do this perhaps I will alleviate some of your burden.

That said, here is the schedule:

9:00 AM: Henle 3 – the writings of Cicero, Rome’s most famous orator.

10:00 AM: Henle 2 – the writings of Julius Caesar.

11:00 AM Henle 1 – Most of the grammar of Latin.

I am still considering Henle 4.  I most emphatically do not want to teach this course, but people have asked.  I can’t seem to force myself to say it, but..,. yeah.  I will likely teach Henle 4.  Doesn’t mean I have to like it, though.

Feel free to offer feedback. The schedule is not quite final.