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A Great Perhaps

What a ride. I’m putting Spring 2016 semester in the rear view mirror (3.20 GPA!) and pulling out maps for a trip down Summer 2016 Semester lane with Fall 2016 right after.  I’ve been...

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Cool Runnings

In 1993 one of the greatest sports movies was released and the title kicks off today’s post.  But it shares more than just a nifty side note on the early 90’s and how much...

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Columbine, Friend of Mine

Columbine. It’s a word that carries heavy emotional weight when spoken or written.  It’s been 17 years (as of tomorrow) since the first frenzied calls to 911 were made and the news began to...

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The Road To El-Dorado

The titled movie came out in 2000 and since I was in high school at the time (get off my lawn, natch) I didn’t give it two seconds consideration as I was a grown...

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On the Retirement of Dr. Elsie Haley

The greatness of teaching is that if you’re good, you’ll enjoy a career educating the masses and informing students in whatever subject you teach.  If you’re great – they’ll remember you fondly.  Your lessons...

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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...

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Back to the Future, Part III

Welcome to day three!  We’ve tabulated the stacks of syllabi, bought (most) our books, filled the beleaguered backpacks with a steady supply of school supplies and managed not to have a complete meltdown as...

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On Like Donkey Kong

Thirteen days.  312 hours. 18,720 minutes.  The countdown to my fifth semester at Metropolitan State University of Denver has begun in earnest.  It’s that moment in a (well written & directed) film when the...

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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...

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“Do You Believe in Miracles?!”

I never get tired of watching the broadcast from the 1980 Winter Olympics in which the United States of America beat the (then) Soviet Union in the medal round. The USA players were amateurs...

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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...

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First Days Redux

Well, we’re underway.  I’ve been to all six of my classes.  Syllabus have been entered into my planner.  Notebooks are arranged.  Bus and lightrail schedules are locked down.  The verdict?  It’s going to be...

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Back To The Future, Part 1

I waxed poetic about BTTF: Part II (and plenty of other sequels) back in January as I shared my hopes for the start of the Spring 2015 semester.  You’re probably thinking that I’m going to...

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In The Valley of Peace

Going back to school when you’re thirty three years old is an absolute adventure filled with a never ending basket of variables.  There’s stresses with money, loans and books.  There’s the fear of not...

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Driven To Redemption: A Review of Fury Road

“Oh, what a day… what a lovely day!”  It’s that line (and so many others) that are a part of the never ending roaring adventure that the latest Mad Max movie unapologetically takes you...

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Review: Jurassic World

Here’s the thing.  You need to see this movie.  No, you don’t get to ask questions.  You are going to get in your car, on your bike or get those Chuck Taylors out of...

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Peace For Our Time!

Neville Chamberlain will always be remembered for those words.  On his return to London in 1938 on a Friday in September the British Prime Minister returned from Germany with a piece of paper assuring everyone that...