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October 8th, 2010

“It’s one of life’s lessons: I’ve learned how to be generous, because I’ve allowed myself to receive.”

— my girl Suzanne

And now, for a little light reading:

On the coffeetable:

You know what all this learning hurts? My brain. Seriously, why was I thinking graduate school was a good idea? And not some correspondence-course grad school, either, oh no. It has recently come to my attention that you can get a master’s degree by just sending away for one by mail. (Or e-mail.) But no, I had to sign up for “rigorous program.”

Intellectual discipline is so over-rated.

Also, this week’s episode of “Glee,” the one with Kurt’s dad?, made me cry my head off, especially when Mercedes sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and when Finn did “Losing My Religion.” So what did I have to go and do? Yeah, that’s right. We went to my daughter’s band thing last night (really fun), then when we got home, Steve made us grilled cheese sandwiches and I made the mistake of drinking two glasses of wine and watching “Glee” again. I was a hot mess after all that was over. Damn “Glee.”

Now, I work out and study.




  1. The Other Laura says

    Hey! Frank & I watch Glee and keep the recording and watch it with Max on the weekend. I keep telling him this is a VERY EMOTIONAL episode.

    I swear to god, while we were watching, I said to Frank, “Surely they are going to do Losing My Religion and BAM, three seconds later, Finn started singing. I’m psychic… either that or I watch way too much TV.

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  2. WackyMommy says

    i love how they did every song on that episode. except for Papa Can U Hear Me? but that’s only cuz I can’t stand that song, or Yentl, which my friend forced me 2 go see in the theater when it was released. blech, blech. But I love Streisand, go figure.

    Max will cry, tell him to be strong and also he should maybe sit on Frank’s lap while he watches it. Sigh. Glee. Who would have thought???

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  3. Dan Hortsch says

    I don’t recall what I read for ed courses — undergrad — when getting my teaching certificate around 1600 (that was a good time for an English major as I got to hang around with Shakespeare), but I suspect they were less demanding by a considerable margin. Of course, it was undergrad. But some of them were really boring, which in a couple of cases matched the courses and the instructors (one of whom has a PSU building named for him; nice man, and he did a lot for the early days of “Vanport College,” but boring).
    Anyway, continued good wishes with your rigorous program. “You’ll be glad you did it, Nancy.” I just want to be among the first to say that.

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  4. Wacky Mommy says

    Dan, thank you. I am not so sure at this point, but I will persevere. Turns out my undergrad experience at PSU was stellar. I mean it — I studied with some fantastic people there, met students from around the world, heard Ursula LeGuin lecture, went to an Odetta concert, on and on.

    here’s a good song for you:


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