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Day 528 - Still Here!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      18 comments

We are in countdown mode to the end of the semester. Tensions are pretty high, but we're trying to get issues resolved and make sure that everyone is satisfied by the time May 23 rolls around. My class tonight was the last one before the final e... Read more
Day 523 - The Struggle is Real
Friday, May 06, 2016      17 comments

I interrupt this program to bring you a special announcement: I'm TIRED! This has been a week, and it's not over yet. I am realizing that I'm not social enough to do evening stuff multiple nights a week. I admire those who are involved... Read more
Day 520 - Finding that One Thing
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      19 comments

I am a HUGE fan of "RuPaul's Drag Race" on Logo. It is definitely one of my guilty pleasures on TV, and I always feel better after watching each episode. It's funny and uplifting, and there are so many lessons about appreciating uniqueness and s... Read more
Day 518 - One Year of Maintenance
Sunday, May 01, 2016      17 comments

A quick blog tonight to say thanks for all the good wishes as I complete my first year as a "maintainer." April 30, 2015, I reached my initial goal weight of 173, which was determined for me by SP when I started in November 2014. That was a loss... Read more
Day 516 - Perseverance
Friday, April 29, 2016      15 comments

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. --Walter Elliot I had a chat with one of our new adjunct instructo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 513 - The Difference
Tuesday, April 26, 2016      113 comments

"We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common - which is - we all want to be happy." Ellen DeGeneres ... Read more
Day 511 - The Reviews are In
Sunday, April 24, 2016      11 comments

We watched three movies today. They couldn't have been more different. All were amazing in their own way. The Age of Adeline: Blake Lively (who in real ife is married to Ryan Reynolds) plays a woman who, after being struck by lightening, st... Read more
Day 509 - Heartwarming Notes
Thursday, April 21, 2016      23 comments

Yesterday, Heidi (the Psychology professor) came to my office to deliver a gift from her Human Sexuality class, to which I'd talked about my coming out story last Friday. She delivered an envelope full of handwritten notes on notebook paper from... Read more
Day 506 - Reconnecting
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      17 comments

Disconnect with the world, reconnect with yourself. I've felt very disconnected lately. The stresses at work, and at home, plus wrapping up my ... Read more
Day 501 - Body Positive and Humorous
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      12 comments

I saw this today on Greatist.com, and it was just too good to share. I will never look like David Beckham (tattoos or no), but I did look like James Corden when I was first starting my Spark journey. What's important is to feel good about yourse... Read more
Day 500 - Half of a Thousand
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      13 comments

I have logged into Spark every day for 500 days, and tracked my exercise every one of those days for at least 10 minutes as well. Halfway to a thousand days! WOOP-WOOP! This morning, our Psychology professor called me with a question. She w... Read more
Day 499 - The Janitor's Name
Monday, April 11, 2016      15 comments

One of my bestest Spark Friends posted a blog today about character, and it reminded me of a story I've heard a number of times. It speaks to the same values that Jane's blog does - who you are and how you behave when nobody is watching... ... Read more
Day 498 - New Student Experience
Monday, April 11, 2016      17 comments

I got set up as a student in the Missouri State electronic system. It was quite the experience. I had received my student ID via email when I was ... Read more
Day 495 - American Idol Finale
Friday, April 08, 2016      11 comments

I've had great success at picking the wrong person to win American Idol, and now in its final season, I'm glad to know that my record stands. It was fun watching the finale and seeing some of the great runners-up perform and show their tale... Read more
Day 494 - Managing
Thursday, April 07, 2016      15 comments

I waited for my student until after 6pm. She was supposed to come to my office a little before 5. She never showed. This is the student that left class at least an hour early the first two sessions. has missed three others (including the midterm... Read more

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