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Signing Off

Listening to: Auld Lang Syne — Jim Malcom
MDR,
I have to say, these last few months have been a whirlwind of activity. In the last two weeks alone, I have had six papers, one major project, and two grade-defining exams.
First, there are a few people I need to thank and apologize to.

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May 16, 2010 | | 1 Comment

Be Nice to the Bus Driver (and other Etiquette)

Listening to: Beep Beep (The Little Nash Rambler) — The Kingston Trio
MDR,
I realize this is going to make me sound old, but it has to be said: What is WITH kids today? Does nobody have manners anymore? When did they quit teaching us to say please, thank you, and excuse me?

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March 26, 2010 | | Comments Off

Spring Break – Geek Style

Listening to: Band on the Run — Paul McCartney & Wings
MDR,
Let’s get one thing straight right now. I don’t party. Spring break on the beach with thousands of other drunk college students? Not my cup of tea.

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March 22, 2010 | | Comments Off

Why Texas

Listening to: Just a Ride — Jem
MDR,
Little known fact: I walked away from a full scholarship at the University of North Carolina to pay my way through UT.

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March 12, 2010 | | Comments Off

Beating My Battle Drum

Listening to: Англо-Русский Словарь -СПЛИН
(That’s “English-Russian Dictionary” – Splean)
MDR,
I didn’t expect to come to UT and immediately find a cause to throw myself into. And, truth be told, I didn’t throw myself into the cause so much as it threw itself into me.

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March 1, 2010 | | 1 Comment

The Homeschooled Perspective

Listening to: The Garden — Mirah
MDR,
When I stepped into my first class at UT, it had been six years since I’d been in a classroom. For that matter, it had been six years since I’d had any kind of formal education whatsoever.

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February 25, 2010 | | 1 Comment

In Defense of Social Work

Listening to: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) — Eurythmics
MDR,
A couple of days ago, I had one of those conversations. You know, the kind you walk away from feeling like you’ve been talking to a brick wall. It went something like this - 

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January 31, 2010 | | 5 Comments

Course Round-Up

Listening to: Leyenda — Michael Boyd
MDR,
This post might alternatively be titled “Admitting Defeat.” The second week of classes is nearly over. It hasn’t gone quite as I expected — but when does anything?

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January 28, 2010 | | 1 Comment

A Misadventure (Murphy, I Despise Thee…)

Listening to: Khe Sahn — Cold Chisel
Dear Murphy,
You know who you are. The one that makes everything go wrong. This entry is for you.

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January 14, 2010 | | Comments Off

Round Two

Listening to: Love Potion #9 – Rockapella
MDR,
Know how I can tell it’s time for the new semester? Money is flying out of my bank account much more quickly than it is trickling in. And do you want to know why that is? Textbooks.

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January 13, 2010 | | Comments Off

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