More email woes

My trusty old email address of the past 3 years finally bit the dust. Since I’m no longer a student at UMSL, I left my part-time job at the Public Policy Research Center there. Unfortunately, that meant the end of a good run for “”

If you’ve had trouble reaching me in the past few days, that’s probably why. If you need to get my NEW email address, just post a Comment here and I’ll send it to you.

I feel like Gollum

In “The Two Towers” he moans and screams “It burns, it burns us!” because of the Elf-made rope that Samwise uses to tie him up.

Well, my arms they are a-burnin’ and a-stingin’ from my immunization shots. But that’s okay… At least I’ll be protected and healthy on my trip. And thankfully I got in and out of the health clinic quickly.

Quick enough, in fact, that I was able to get to UMSL in time to take my second (and final) exit exam. With that out of the way, I should officially graduate this Sunday. Wow, how about that. I made it out in 4.5 years. Not bad!

The inescapability of exams

Today I’m taking one of two required “exit exams” so that I can graduate from UMSL.

I’ve fulfilled all my academic requirements for my communication degree. But unless I take these tests, I can’t graduate. The ridiculous thing is that these tests mean nothing. If I get all the answers wrong on the test, I still graduate. I am only required to take them.

Anyway, I keep thinking of this as my “second-to-last test ever,” but my heart knows better… tests are inescapable. I’m sure I’ll have to take more of them at some point down the road.

A rollercoaster day

Today was a mix of emotions. I was delighted to get an hour to chat with Yoli online this morning and to find out that our god-child was delivered safely last night. She doesn’t have a name yet, so I suggested a few names from the Bible.

But unfortunately, other things happened that clouded my day.

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