with a little help from william d. mounce, i am attempting to teach myself greek. biblical greek, specifically; it doesn't really differ from "regular" greek, but is completely focused on the new testament. so it won't make me fluent by any means, but it should give me a pretty decent grasp of the language, which will hopefully free up some time in grad school (which is still "somewhere, some time") for all the other reading i'll have to do.

i'm just starting on it now, working on the alphabet and pronunciation. most of it isn't too bad, but some of the letters don't sound anything like their transliteration looks. wish me luck.