Into The Mystic

Why yes, the headline refers to Van Morrison’s hit, which you can listen to here.  It’s been an alarming three months since I sat down to ponder my education, but I had my reasons.  I spent 205(!) hours working the some seriously amazing middle school students.  My college coursework broke me for about a week […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 dig up and reuse the theme as I approach Fall 2015.  You’re a regular Sherlock Holmes, you are!

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 being good enough or that you’ll fail to measure up against the younger versions you’re competing against in the classroom.  You also […]

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 […]

Back To The Future, Part II

The second movie in trilogies is hit or miss.  Star Wars has one of the best.  Back to the Future is disappointing.  Lord of the Rings is acceptable.  Godfather Part II is timeless (let us not speak of Part III and Sofia Coppola).  Tomorrow begins my second full year in college.  And so I approach […]

2014 Wasn’t THAT Bad…Right?

Three days.  In three days 2014 will be but a memory as the clocks and calendars will click over into the future.  There are plenty of folks in my facebook feed and twitter feed who are ready to pack 2014 into a space capsule and launch that sucker into the fiery sun with glee,  I’m […]

In The Valley

Merry Christmas! I hope that the holidays were kind to you. They were beyond kind to me and I’m humbled at the gifts I was given. I got a big box of food from a local church. That may have been the best present of them all to be honest. As a continually broke college […]