Ok, so let's actually start doing something with this thread, shall we?
So I'll use this thread for two things, for translations of texts and for my own compositions.
I'll select texts from one of my dual-language reader for German to start with, and as I progress I'll branch out beyond those. I think I'll start with the appropriately names First German Reader
by Steinhauer. I'll just start at the beginning and translate the short poems and such that he starts the book with.
As for compositions, I always have trouble finding interesting things to write about, so I think I'll rely a bit heavily on my textbook to provide topics. Other suggestions are welcome!
I'll post my first round of translations and a composition by Saturday (Aug. 11).