Berne's World has moved!!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I'm now midway through my first semester of graduate school. I am finding it to be both fun and challenging, and all the things I'm doing certainly keep me busy. From classes to studying to interning to work, I'm always doing something.
But as I said many times during my undergrad days, I would not have it any other way. I certainly miss having a regular sleep and meal routine, but I am making everything work and managing pretty well.
And I'm really trying to relax a little from time to time so I don't go crazy. Have some great friends I have been spending time with which makes for a nice break from all the activity.
Monday, September 07, 2009
For about the last 6 months, I have been debating when and if to get a new laptop. See, my laptop is a huge tool for me...I am on it at least a couple of hours daily, usually more, surfing the web, writing email, reading news, chatting, and all kinds of other things. And I will be back in class this week, which means more papers, web assisted discussions and the like.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Apparently, I have not blogged since July 11th. It has become a pattern that I just do not have as much time or desire to update this as I once did. Although as I enter the next stage of my personal, academic and professional life I can't bring myself to pull the plug entirely.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Talk about expected news...
After Decades in Politics, a Speedy Rise, and Fall, for Burris
The guy was doomed from day one. As if the Blago taint wasn't enough, he was caught lying, or at least not telling the whole story about it, more than once. Retirement is the best decision he could have made.
When you've only raised $800 some dollars in a quarter, it's time to face facts.
Friday, July 03, 2009
Palin Resigning as Alaska Governor...
Only time will tell if this was a good move for her, or incredibly dumb. It certainly will not help her cause with those who believe she lacks experience for her to have only completed a little more than half her term as Governor.
Perhaps she sensed what has been reported as growing disapproval over her spending so much time away from AK keeping her national profile up?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
A colleague of mine sent an email last night about a new blog project, and I was reminded I have been away from here for quite a while. I do enjoy having this space to write about my personal and professional interests, and life in general, but I have found in the past few months that I have not had a great deal of "compelling" things to chronicle.
When I last wrote, I had returned from my "grad school tour." I did make a choice, although a different one than I had anticipated. That said, I am looking forward to it with the same excitement and think I made a good decision.
I had a birthday last week. Does 25 feel different than 24? Nope.
I need to go through my sidebar and take out/add a few things. Watch for changes.
Monday, March 23, 2009
I urge you to try Southwest Airlines. I thought I would check out their new service on the trip discussed in the previous post, and I was not disappointed.
1. There are NO BAGGAGE FEES!
2. You can sit where you want on the plane.
3. Their "home" at MSP is the smaller, easier to navigate HHH Terminal.
4. Their "home" in Chicago, Midway, is easier to navigate than O'Hare, at least I have been told so by many.
5. They don't look at you funny for requesting preboarding as if to say "How disabled are you, really?" (I've had that happen if traveling without a chair or the scooter)
6. Flight crews and gate agents are cheerful and helpful...one flight attendant sang to us and offered to take me to baggage claim and ground transportation himself when my requested wheelchair escort was nowhere to be seen upon arrival in Mpls.
Ok, I'm not currently a student, so it wasn't really spring break, but I did spend the past week in Illinois visiting two potential graduate schools, the Windy City, and friends. It was a busy week, but a good one. I think I got a good feel for both the campuses and programs, and was able to interview for a bunch of GA positions.
Also did a visit to a Wisconsin school last week, that went well.
Now, two things lie ahead:
1. The waiting game to find out what if any GAs will be offered
2. The ultimate decision
I should have all the information I need to make my choices within a couple of weeks, maybe sooner.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Reached a milestone the other day by submitting the last piece of required paperwork for admission to a graduate program. It's quite the process and if anyone says it's a piece of cake, they are wrong.
For the record, I have applied to five schools in four different states. I won't say where on this blog until I have been accepted and decided where I want to go, at least not for now. I am of course hoping for multiple acceptances so I can have a choice where I end up...and even with the initial application process done, there is still follow up, assistantships to be applied for and the like. Definitely a marathon as opposed to a sprint.
So here's where I stand today...
Submitted Applications: Five
Waiting to hear: Three