- The link to my youtube video is HERE!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
It has been a very busy day today. We started with church. I went to help a friend break down summer camp stuff. Then, the monsoon came without so much as a word. This was the type of flooding that we saw today. You will notice in one photograph that the water is almost up to the pool. By the time it finished, the pool fell victim to it. Enjoy!
Friday, May 4, 2012
|The Drill Instructor (Photo credit: Randy Son Of Robert)|
|Final PT test. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
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I know that I've been rambling on here for a while, but what you're really wondering is what kind of grades I pulled. I was both happy and a little disappointed with the results the semester. It was nothing unexpected. Although, my disappointment was sweetened by some hard work at the end of the se
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While normally I wouldn't fret one low grade in a preparatory class, as most do not transfer to the University level, it is important that I maintain good grades in all of my classes. When you are looking at law school as an option, it's important to remember that these schools don't just take transcripts. They employ a credit pooling service and scrutinize every class that you've taken over the last five years. So my C in math last semester is still going to hurt even though it wouldn't be looked at if I were going into any other Masters level program.
So to answer the big question, my grades were as follows:
*Math…...............................................................................B (4 Credit Hours)
*Public Speaking….............................................................A (3 Credit Hours)
*Environmental Geology….................................................A (4 Credit Hours)
*Environmental Science…...................................................A (4 Credit Hours)
*Intro to and the Internet…..................................................A (2 Credit Hours)
*Sociology…........................................................................A (3 Credit Hours)
*Leadership Development (required for my scholarship)…A (3 Credit Hours)
This is a total of 23 credit hours. Twelve is considered full time at the college level. Not bad for a guy that hasn't broken the C barrier since elementary school. I have to hand it to my family this term. My wife and the kids have heard a lot of grumbling out of me this semester. Thanks so much for hearing me roar all semester!
Remember that if you are considering going back to school, let nothing stop you. Even evil exes and their meddling ways can't keep you dumb! I encourage you to keep up the fight! Tell your opposing forces that you said and mean NO! Good luck!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
MONKEY SILLY SONG
I could just see me on the first day of law school arguing with this platform.
"You see professor, you don't have a tail..." I would say.
The professor would palm his head with an increasing left to right shake while repeating (over and over in a building crescendo) "Just get out!"
Okay. Maybe I should use logical researched arguments, but this is still a great song! Enjoy!
- Education and earninngs - US Census 2012 data (beingmrsdrd.wordpress.com)
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The light at the end of the tunnel is becoming visible. Spring break has arrived. I have one online midterm to get taken, but it consists of two questions that I'm confident that I can answer in the next three days. I was worried sick about the sheer enormous volume of credit hours that I attempted this semester, but it hasn't really been that bad. I have one more semester at Central Arizona College and then I'm off to Arizona State.
I have an intensive writing course (likely Criminology, American Literature or Ethics) that I have to get done. I have to take a computer class (to show the skills that I already have in a classroom setting). I also have one more math class that needs taken. Other than that, I'm thinking of taking a real estate class that is going to be a grueling three weeks for six credit hours. That's a total of fifteen hours (twelve if I decide to put off the computer class until I get to ASU). I know that the license class will be a great asset to my law school path if I decide to chose real estate law. I figure it would be good experience. If nothing else, I can look up houses for friends. Plus, this class counts toward my elective credits (maybe program credits in interdisciplinary study major).
A quick side note: If you ever find yourself looking at law school, avoid websites like top-law-schools.com. The forums are filled with trolls that are all about killing dreams and watching you suffer (in their posts). If you must go, keep a positive attitude and keep telling yourself that only you know your whole story. Anyone else is just shooting in the dark.
One more thing, I'm considering getting back to work on podcasting (either video or audio). If I do, I'll be sharing here as soon as I post. Please remember that I am a professional. Kids, do not try this at home.
Until next time, I wish that all of you success in making your dreams coming true!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
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As I may have mentioned before, I have suffered a boxer's fracture of one of my metacarpals on my right hand (yes, I'm right handed). While I am supposed to be wearing a soft cast most of the day and removing it only to do homework or take notes, I've pretty much disregarded the doctor's orders. Until a few nights ago, I only wore the soft cast to prevent myself from injuring my hands while I sleep. The first night that I went without it, I hadn't done so on purpose. I woke up at quarter till six in the morning and discovered, to my horror, that I'd forgotten to put it on. Once I have determined that I was safe to go without it at night, I have done just that.
As I have said before, I've taken the first quiz the semester. I had been worried about environmental geology. Science has never been my strong suit. The quiz, even as dummed down as it was, was far easier than I had expected to be. Between this and another 100% in my public speaking class, I have a renewed confidence in my education. I have already written almost all of my environmental science term paper and I'm starting the research for my sociology term paper.
And that leads me to this…
My sociology professor noted some frustration from me earlier this week. She called me aside to address my stress. She started speaking to me in a way that suggested that it would be okay if I dropped her course. I assured her that I didn't have the time, or the energy, to retake sociology. I explained to her my goals and my timeframe. When she heard me speak of being a lawyer in my early 40s, she assured me that I would do well in her class. She told me that she has already sized up everyone in class by this point in every semester and that I was the typical A student. When I explained to her how ironic it was to hear that (as a former D student in high school). She confided in me that her high school years were much the same for her as well.
Suffice to say, it has indeed been an eventful week. Sometimes, it seems that we will need to be broken down all the way before we can begin to rebuild. In this instance, my details are not unique.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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