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 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, […]

It Was A Very Good Year

**Warning – there’s one piece of adult language in this post. It is topical and serves a purpose.** I’ve been trying to work Ol’ Blue Eyes into a blog post for the last year and today – on the anniversary of my return to school – it finally came true.  You see, there’s a song […]

A Flying Leap

You know that scene in Pirates of the Caribbean where Jack says, “You know that feeling you get when you’re standing in a high place and you have a sudden urge to jump? I don’t have it.”