[M.M.X.I.V. 231] Walking on Campus

Notice: Listening to Marc Cohn is NOT required while reading this post.

Back in December, I was rendezvousing with one of the former coordinators of my REU in 2008 at The Mill.  Conversations at those rendezvous are always the type of “how are things going/let’s catch up.”  One part of the discussion, though, encouraged a follow-up blog post.  I don’t know why I waited this long to write the post, but actually this is part one of two, and tomorrow will have a “throwback journal entry” with a reference to this post!

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[M.M.X.I.V. 229] Back on the scene

The subtitle of this post might be “Don’t take it for granted.”

As I mentioned in my blog earlier in the week, the Character Building Trial entered Phase Two as I had the cast removed on Monday, to be replaced with a removable brace.  This was critical in that it removed four significant disabilities from which I had suffered during Phase One:

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[M.M.X.I.V. 228] Good timing

A few days ago, I read the post “Job Opportunity” on Maggie Wilson’s blog.  She had received an opportunity for an internship at a gold mine in Nunavut in February.  My immediate response was intentionally punny:

Although it sounds fun, I would probably have none of it.

(Two drums and a cymbal just fell of[f] the cliff.)

More importantly, the name “Nunavut” encouraged me to write this post on good timing.  I will explain, certainly.  But before I get into the meat of the post, the first thing that I will notice is that I made a rare typo on that comment, since for some reason the keyboard did not recognize the second press of the “f” key!  To whom shall I pay the five cents?

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