In his article, Jane Austen & the First Gen Y, Dave Kopel of the Independence Institute wonders "Are the dilemmas of young people in 2000 so different from those of 1813?" Evidently not.
To follow-up on my status in Dr. Head's class, he told me yesterday that I'd written a good paper and that I'd been too hard on myself. Now I'm on tinterhooks, awaiting the official grade. We've started reading the Odyssey, Homer's epic of a man's return home from war. It's going to be good.