Grad School Dropout: The Rest of the Story

Here's a story for my Father-in-law, who asked me a "simple" question recently: "Why didn't you finish grad school?" My wife was kind enough to provide him with the quick and dirty answer, but it got me thinking that I should really write it out. Partly for myself, so I can get it out of my brain, but also for all the people out there who are facing a major task and just can't seem to get it done. Maybe this will help, or at least give you ...

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Perfect Pencils

Speak Friend and Enter

I wonder how many of us wish we could travel through time and have a conversation with our younger selves. We could tell them all the things we had to learn the hard way and hopefully avoid those follies that weren’t character building in the slightest (and were, in fact, simply embarrassing). ...

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A Man, A Plan, A Blog, No Palindrome

Posted on January 28, 2016

I was going to title this post "God Laughs" in reference to the Yiddish proverb that "Man plans and God laughs," but it seemed a bit too religious for a first post. And "Of Mice and Men" was already taken. (Thanks a bunch, Steinbeck.) But there is an odd bit of irony in the fact that I finally decided to do a full wipe of my old website and start again, and then I immediately concussed myself and couldn't use a computer for a few days. ...

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