I know so many people who had wonderful experiences with collegiate life. They made lifelong friendships, accrued wisdom they’ll never forget, and earned degrees which set them on career paths that secured them financially for life. In a word, college life was wonderful. My first trip through college, however, was not like that. Not at… Read More


At some point in my life, I became a skeptic. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but a part of me developed that just didn’t believe things were ever quite what they seemed to be. Granted, this has served me well at times, but to a large degree it has produced in me a… Read More


It is indeed the Fourth of July in these United States of America, and the word “freedom” is on my mind today. In fact, it’s been on my mind quite a bit lately, since I suddenly seem to have so much of it.… Read More


Ah, the end of the semester. That time when a graduate student such as myself can relax and breathe a little bit … well, that is, until summer classes begin in two weeks or so. Since I’ve written about it before, I’m not going to go into how difficult it is to write anything here… Read More


Wow, it’s been nearly two whole months since I posted last. Most of that non-blogging time has been taken up by graduate school, and I am happy to say that I am currently on spring break. More time for writing, right? Well, not exactly. Apparently, graduate school is quite a lot of work, and I… Read More


I haven’t written anything here in a while, and it’s at a time like this I’m always tempted to write an “I’m back!” kind of post. Truth be told, though, I’m kind of sick of doing that. For one thing, I didn’t really go anywhere; I just didn’t write anything. It also seems sort of… Read More


Sometimes you just need to be sad. I just finished watching the Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out. Several people in the counseling program I am part of told me it was a good “counseling movie,” and I suppose it was on some levels. The role and function of memories in a person’s life is explored in… Read More


I have long known that I have perfectionist tendencies. I just cannot stand to get anything wrong. This has become extremely evident to me as of late in the new job I am doing. Without going into great detail, the potential exists for me to complete a task, send it on down the line, and… Read More


Hello, all! Just a quick note to let everyone know I haven’t given up on blogging. I’m knee-deep in another semester of school, and I’ve rejoined the working ranks, so I still haven’t exactly figured out how to juggle everything yet. I really miss writing here, but I’ve been through such a ringer lately I’m… Read More


There are times when sort of wish I had a nice, sweet, innocent sense of humor. You know, the kind people used to think Bill Cosby had before … um, yeah, all that happened. See? I couldn’t even be funny right there without mentioning something incredibly uncomfortable. Something is seriously wrong with me, folks. Tonight… Read More