The Rookie

Up until this semester everything has followed the traditional school path.  Go to class. Attend the lecture with notebook and pen answering questions, participating at an acceptable level of activity and turn in the homework, essays and reading responses.  Do those things and you have a excellent chance at passing the classes.  Fall 2016 promises […]

The Theory of Everything

Theories are wonderful things.  They are helpful in examining an issue or an idea.  They allow us to apply the scientific method and test various variables.  Again – wonderful thing.  Except when it comes to English and specifically composition theory.  You see, there’s a theory for everything composition under the sun, moon and yes, even […]

The Two Towers

Ah, Lord of the Rings.  One of the trilogies that (for the most part) works efficiently, effectively and excellently.  It also works as a literary and cinematic metaphor to draw comparisons up against my current college experience.   I’m facing down the first tower this semester and it’s been a challenge.  I’m juggling 18 credit hours, […]

Crawling

You read that headline right.  I’m crawling my way to the finish line.  And not in a fun, smiley, playing a game way.  This is a desperate crawl to escape the impending doom of a fiery explosion that’s on a four day countdown.  I spent my Thanksgiving break relentlessly working on essay after essay with […]

Know When to Walk Away

You would have thought I had learned my lesson.  I wrote briefly here about it in August of 2014.  Alas, I still struggle with accepting and understanding how much bandwidth and capacity exists within me.  This semester I figured I could take 18 credits hours.  That’s six classes for those of you playing along on […]

How To Adult

I know.  When a 33 year old bachelor takes to his blog to pronounce an opinion on something there’s always a chance it’ll be a nothing burger filled with wild speculation sauce and empty positioning as a topping.  Here’s the thing – I think I’m right.  After fifteen or so years of learning how to […]

In The Thick of It

In the penultimate episode (‘Stolen Earth’) of David Tennant’s reign in “Doctor Who”, Rose Tyler returns to a Earth in chaos and under siege by the Daleks and their creator Davros.  She warps in and cocks her weapon and says, “Alright, now we’re in trouble. It’s only just beginning.”  I can relate to the most beloved […]

Deep Breath, Part II

The post title refers to two things.  One – the original post from last semester.  It also is a reference to the opening episode of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in Doctor Who.  The episode is notable for many things but the one I love is the gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex stomping through Old London.  I regret that no […]

Coming into Gambon

That title may not make any sense to you but if you’re a fan of the UK Top Gear than you’re nodding your head.  Here’s a link to the Top Gear Site that’ll help you understand the track.  The short answer is that on the test track where Top Gear UK runs the cars there’s multiple […]