The Only Thing Stopping You Is YOU!

So...it's over! The 3 year journey that took me through grad school: three universities, three programs, one degree -- that actually sounds worse than it really is, and someday I'll share the whole story with you, but not today. I'll end up with either a 3.88 or a 3.89 GPA depending on whether I made … Continue reading The Only Thing Stopping You Is YOU!

The Lull

There's something very anti-climactic and almost sad about the end of a course--especially a short summer course. I put all that time and effort into reading and thinking and writing and reading some more and thinking some more and writing some more. And, then, just like that...poof. It's over. I put the books on my … Continue reading The Lull

Thoreau’s Honest Man: A Short Reflection on “Civil Disobedience”

Last week I remarked to a friend that it saddened me to think that simple honesty, what I view as the most basic of human virtues, is now so uncommon that it is applauded as a great achievement. It seems absurd to me that we should celebrate something that should be so common among men … Continue reading Thoreau’s Honest Man: A Short Reflection on “Civil Disobedience”

Elegy of a Working Grad Student

I'll warn you in advance that this post might seem a little bitter and borderline jealous, but I don't mean it that way. I hope you'll bear with me. I made a lot of stupid decisions when I was just out of high school. I was a terrible student with not much motivation. I wasted … Continue reading Elegy of a Working Grad Student