Month: January 2011

Challenger – Where Were You?

I was just over 5 years old at the time, and so I wasn’t starting kindergarten until the fall of that year. My younger brother and sister and I had been spending our days, probably since the time of my parents’ divorce, at a babysitter’s house, the Adwells. The woman of the house—her name escapes […]

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Matt

I composed the following text to read at my friend’s memorial service on Saturday the 22nd of January. Standing at the podium, I made the spot decision to pass over the second paragraph and the latter portion of the third paragraph, as I was sure I wouldn’t be able to hold it together. It was […]

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Wealth and Life Expectancy

Here’s an interesting video shared by my friend Mike:

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Transition

I got an email from CSUN yesterday, and apparently my diploma is on its way. Yay! The unfortunate news is that the teaching position I heard about less than a week after finishing my degree has vanished. Apparently they have decided not to offer the composition course for the term that starts next week, which […]

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Snovum Godum

That’s “happy New Year,” po Russkie. A friend recently sent me a link to another Russian animated short: I had a nice time back in the Midwest for the holidays, enjoying the ~20° weather most days and spending lots of quality time with family and friends. Now we’re well into another new year, and I’m […]

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