I Am Such a Math-Tard

I just helped my son with his math.  Yay, what’s more American than Dad helping Son with Homework?  Except, you see, I am functionally ar-tarded at math, and he’s in 8th grade, in honors algebra.  Algebra was my arch-enemy, my nemesis, my Achilles heel.  I barely squeaked a passing grade and promptly forgot it all. […]

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My God, It Actually Worked

So here I am.  One week from the last class in my MBA program — two weeks from walking at graduation.  And three weeks from starting my new job. My. New. Job. When I enrolled in business school, it was a leap of faith.  A big BIG leap of faith.  I read as much as […]

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Happy 2010 Everyone

I’m not sure if that’s “two thousand and ten,” or “twenty-ten,” but either way…happy new year. And just to get it out of my system…”I’m sorry, Dave…I can’t do that.”  I know that it’s from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” but they made a sequel called “2010: Something or Other” and that’s enough of a link […]

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MBA Residency Facebook Status

Well, I just finished an incredible, week-long experience.  My MBA program kicked off with an intensive one-week residency…and by “intensive” I mean I started and completed three full, 800-level college courses in seven days.  I never never went to bed before 1am, and I never got more than five hours of sleep per night.  A […]

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Admitted Student

I’m excited. I just attended the “Admitted Students Dinner” for my Weekend MBA program, and it has put a real and sudden feeling of reality into what I’m doing.  Up until now, I’ve been doing everything via the web and e-mail — my application, acceptance letter, financial aid preparations…everything has been cyber-this and virtual that. […]

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What a Difference…

…a year makes.  Here I am, just freshly turned 39 — yesterday, in fact. A year ago, when I had just turned 38…I went on vacation and suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning that put me in a Virginia hospital.  The effects lasted for a month afterward. My marriage was severely on the rocks.  We hit […]

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