Final(ly)

Friends do not let friends derive drunk

Final grades have posted and I submitted my application to the McCoy Business school and was accepted. Now I get to do another round of academic advising and see where I stand with my courses. I'm hoping that they will find some electives that my courses from University of Maryland University College will count for. If so that could significantly shorten the number of additional courses I have to take.

I'm leading off the summer semesters with Statistics followed by Intro to Accounting. Yeah, I thought I'd just take some easy courses this summer. Yes. That was sarcasm. I expect the statistics course to be difficult but I wanted to get it knocked out as soon as possible after my Calculus course while everything was still fresh in my mind. We'll have to see how that works out.



Repent! The End (of the semester) is Here

So the semester is finally over. Finals are done. Just waiting on final grades to post for two of my classes. I'm hoping that I did alright on my calculus test and if so then I should have managed to eek out a 4.0 GPA, which isn't all that special except that I haven't been a full-time student taking a full course load in about 30 years. So I'm a little proud of the accomplishment. Only a brief break as I start the summer term on the 3rd of June. Taking Statistics and Introduction to Accounting over the summer.

In the meantime, I have a chance to make up some miles and get some riding in. Something that I have been neglecting over the past few months due to a combination of both weather and lack of time. Only one of which is a good excuse. It is what it is. Now I am way out of form and need to get some good base miles and some hill miles in and make it up.

As for everyone else, I wish you all an enjoyable summer.


12 Hours Closer

McCoy Business College

So now at the end of my first full-time semester back in school. It went by fast, and I knew it would. At least I am now twelve hours closer to my degree. Once the final grades are posted to my transcript I can apply to the McCoy Business College and see what they'll accept from Maryland and apply. Hopefully I can be done by the end of this year. If not then end if May 2020 would be my goal. Already have courses lined up for summer 1 and 2.





Back to School

Old Main HDR

So started back to Texas State University this Spring. I say started back, but technically I never attended Texas State but rather Southwest Texas State. The name has been changed to protect the innocent, I suppose. Not sure if part of it was an attempt to mitigate SWT’s reputation as a party school. In any case, the campus has changed a lot since I attended in the early 80’s but in all honesty the students have not. In fact, I looked up and down a crowded hallway one afternoon in the Supple Science building and saw DefLeppard, Journey, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin t-shirts and if they hadn’t all been staring down at their smartphones I would not have known it wasn’t 1984.


When I was young and the world belonged to me
I thought that love meant pain and jealousy
It was a cross on my shoulder
Oh Lord, now I feel so much older, oooh, oooh

Time had a way of making me see
My lonely life has taken it's toll on me
Now I feel the emptiness
And I don't want to live like this

Now I've heard stories, I've heard songs
Telling me believe my heart don't wait too long
But words they don't ring true

Under re-construction


So, picked up a 2006 Mini Cooper S that evidently needs a lot of work. Getting it road worthy again and hope to maybe keep it for a few years. Needs some TLC after being neglected for years with little to no maintenance being done on it that I can tell. Body and interior are in decent shape, so I guess that’s something.

Looking forward to finally being able to get out on the open road with it. Though, with all the traffic at this time of year it might have to wait until after New Years.



Moral High Ground

I’m puzzled by people who think that just because atheist may not believe in God, they have no moral or ethical code. As if believing in some made-up deity somehow instills an automatic moral compass. Just because I choose not to believe in God (or Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc.) doesn’t make me immoral. I still understand the difference between right and wrong. I find the attitude of individual Roman Catholics especially hypocritical considering that they are, each Sunday as the collection plate is passed around, essentially funding an organization which has supported and covered up adulterers and pedophiles for centuries.

I’m not against you having the ten commandments in public buildings or nativity scenes. Just don’t think you’re somehow better than me just because my method of explaining existence doesn’t involve creating a supreme being, whose existence you’re willing to accept on only faith. I mean really? That is some seriously flawed logic that in order to explain the physical universe there must be a God, but when you ask who created God, you have to accept that he is. However, you can’t just take that the universe is.