24 September 2018

To PhD

Today, I'm in limbo. And in London.

I'm sitting in a tiny room that's not particularly cheap, not particularly cheerful, but is precisely (according to the Google Maps tool) 4,977.87 miles from the front door of my home in Texas. I'm here right now because I've just enrolled for a PhD. I'm excited to start, but I'm also homesick for my wife, my children, at least 2/3 of my pets, and more than 95% of the square footage of my house.

This, of course, raises a question:
Why is my already-expensively-over-educated ass currently planted in a chair at a desk in front of a window that has a great view (with full sound effects) of three separate sets of very active railroad tracks?

Like many simple questions, there's no simple answer. But I'd be lying if I said the pajamas weren't a factor.

It's late here, and I'm tired, so answers will have to wait. I'll start with them tomorrow, and I'll begin by talking about what I'm going to try to study.

20 August 2018

The re-re-reboot is upon us.

It's the dawn of a new academic year. What does that mean for the perpetual student? That's right!! It's the dawn of a new degree program.

In a little less than a month, I'll be flying out to London to start a PhD in Law at Queen Mary University of London. And we all know that the "P" in PhD stands for "Procrastination" - which makes this the ideal time to dust off this blog and get back up and running.

I recently made an attempt to re-reboot the blog at Wordpress. But a quick attempt to find the new Wordpress blog through a Google search stongly suggested that it's much wiser to come back here. I'll be taking most of that site down and re-directing it here as soon as I get around to it.

I'll have more in a bit.