Archive for the 'School' Category
You may not have noticed, but I sent my son to college recently. I held it together pretty well, considering how strongly I feel about my kiddo. The outpouring of calls I got was very touching … people checked on me for several days after the move to make sure I wasn’t committing empty-nest seppuku. [...]
I’m getting some time off in December, so new posts will be forthcoming, but in the mean time … Finally.
No time at all passed between my last post and a series of events that ensured I was unable to “just chill” and enjoy having finished school. First of all, our house was burglarized. While it may have been something of an overreaction, I took that as a sign that it was time to move. [...]
When most students graduate college, at least those who are not immediately embarking upon adventures in graduate school, they experience a plethora of emotions. First, accomplishment. We are members of the 22% of Americans with a bachelor’s degree. That’s not a huge percentage, and a four-year degree is a big accomplishment. Second, freedom. I used [...]
Here’s how blogs happen: People have stuff they want to share. People create blogs so they can share interesting information and photos with others People read blogs. That’s pretty much it, but since Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites have become so popular, the need for a blogger to share her or his thoughts [...]
I’m ripping off a project that another blogger ripped off of another blogger who ripped it off of someone else. Or something like that. I found it here, and I’ve been intrigued with it ever since. As an English major, I am utterly annoyed when someone quotes or mentions some great piece of literature and [...]
I’m officially employed again, or at least I will be after I fill out the requisite mountain of paperwork. I just accepted a position as a tutor at Wright State’s University Writing Center, where I will guide young collegiate minds through the challenges of academic writing. I’m hoping this will give me some insight as [...]
I survived an entire year of college without medication and without beating up any obnoxious teenagers. Rock on!
Some days, I am simply appalled by the way human beings treat one another. Most days, really. But today I saw one of those things that restores your faith in your fellow human. I was leaving school and a man had pulled his car over to retrieve something from the road. At first I thought [...]