so the first week of classes is out of the way now. it’s pretty cool, though…I think I’m really going to enjoy this semester. I’m taking the intermediate narrative class, where I’ll be doing more work on short stories (which, of course, will ultimately be posted on this website). I’m also taking the advanced expository writing class, which seems to be focusing on personal essays/memoir-type writing. if you’ve seen any of my more personal stuff, you’ll know that this is just the sort of nonfiction that gets me going (and perhaps I’ll be able to brush up my skills, so as not to be too long-winded or rambling). I’m also taking an english class in which we’ll be reading short stories, so I don’t anticipate having any qualms about doing the work for that one. and finally, I’m taking latin…which looks like it’ll be plenty of fun, as far as foreign languages go. I really enjoy foreign languages, but the work involved usually deters me…latin won’t likely be so labor-intensive…but we’ll see, I’m sure. I guess my final parting note is this: beware of the extremes. if your social/political views are extremist on either side of the fence, chances are you’re not taking into account all of the perspectives on things. give it some thought, and some open-mindedness. wow…I could write horoscopes! or even better, the fortunes in fortune cookies! be sure to look for my work next time you finish an order of the general’s chicken!