The Journal should be your personal exploration and synthesis of all the things we're talking about. Think about it this way--twenty years from now you'll come across this Course Journal that includes prints of all these Coffeehouse Discussions. You might roll your eyes and throw it away. Or you might sit down and read it like a letter you wrote to yourself all those years ago when you still knew everything. Think of this as something you're writing to your grandchildren.... When they get old enough, and you might be long gone when they do, they'll find it fascinating!