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


I could be mistaken, but I believe I once heard Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer and guitarist of the Goo Goo Dolls, describe writer’s block this way: It’s not that you’re not writing anything. In reality, you’re writing stuff all the time. It’s just that you believe everything you’re writing is crap.… Read More


Hello! It’s difficult to believe I haven’t written anything here since August, but that is indeed the case. Quite a few things have transpired since my last post, so for those of you wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to, here is a quick summary…… Read More


Many months ago, I reconnected on Facebook with a friend I had not seen since I was in elementary school. To be honest, I was surprised she even remembered me, considering people I met last week seem to have a tendency to forget who I am the next time I see them. I try to… 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