(NOTE: Some days if you type www.mikecope.blogspot.com the full page doesn't come up. That seems to be happening today. Try typing mikecope.blogspot.com without the www at the beginning. I have no idea why, but some days it matters.) A great comment from a night person yesterday who said that the annoying thing about morning people is that they (we) are always in charge of making the schedules. I guess that's true. Morning people tell students that 8:00 would be a great time for a big round of classes. And we suggest 8:00/8:15 for first service. 8:00 for the Saturday morning session to begin after late-night programs on Friday (at the Zoe conferences). Men's breakfasts at 6:30. Body pump at 5:30. Etc. The big exception in my schedule is when I speak at college retreats. I've mentioned before doing the Gulf Coast Get-a-Way a couple times. Thousands of students, eager to be together, to worship, and to learn. Sounds great, huh? Problem: a night person is in charge of the schedule. Last time I went, my first session began at 10:00 p.m. That's approximately bedtime. But they were just coming alive. Baptisms were held in the ocean about 1:00 in the morning. Isn't that when the sharks feed? It's funny listening to teachers describe bad times for classes on campus. Eight and nine are definitely out. Students are in a coma. Ten a bit better, but when you've gone to bed at four in the morning, that still is pretty early. How about after chapel and lunch? Nope. The caffeine has worn off, and the body is begging for a nap. If we really want to maximize teaching, the classes probably need to be held sometime after Letterman is over. But don't expect me to be one of the profs!