After Paschal I went on to college: Oklahoma University, BA, Texas University, MA, and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, PhD., in German Studies. Then there were 40 years teaching German, 33 of them at Baylor University. Before the PhD there was a traveling scholarship to Europe. In 1987 Baylor appointed me Sculptor-in-Residence.
For about 15 years I was director of Baylor in Vienna, a study abroad program located in a beautiful baroque castle at the edge of the Vienna Woods. Each summer our family would pack up and move to the old imperial city on the Danube for a few weeks. We also did some traveling in Europe. It was a fun time, though the responsibility of the directorship was hard work. Having to keep up with fifty or so college kids in Europe can be challenging.
My scholarly activity also tended to revolve around Vienna. An example can be found at:
I am still working as Sculptor-in-Residence, though now Professor Emeritus. Sharon and I have two children, Bob, the pilot, and Angie, the teacher, and a wonderful grand-daughter, Emma, who lights up our life. Angie’s husband, John, is on the Baylor ITS staff. We enjoy biking and travel. Sharon has her passions for investments and novels and I mine for boxing and languages (German, French, Italian and Modern Greek). Retirement has been busy. For example, mornings usually kick off with a voice chat with somebody in France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy or Greece. Isn’t the internet great?
I am proud of our Paschal class. All your accomplishments and achievements are so impressive, especially those as parents and grandparents.
See you all soon.