The final 4 moments in the countdown to my birthday, which is today. It's been pretty neat, looking back at these moments that I've listed over the last 2 weeks or so. #37: High School Graduation I graduated from Ballard in 1996. I was so excited about it that I made myself nervous... but I … Continue reading 40 ’til 40: #37 – #40
#33: 1st Time to the Ocean The closest I had been to an ocean, before 1996, was watching ocean scenes on "Nature". However, a trip to Orlando, Florida, with my High School band, finally put me at an ocean (and a first time at the beach)! We stopped by Cocoa Beach for an afternoon of … Continue reading 40 ’til 40: #33 – #36
#29: 1986 Team Autographs The University of Louisville Men's Basketball team would sometimes hold special promotions before and after the games. One of those promotions was a Meet & Greet with the 1980 National Championship team, in 2005. Before our call time for Pep Band, a few of us went down to the side of … Continue reading 40 ’til 40: #29 to #32
30 For 30 is a feature on ESPN, where they tell life stories about sports figures, recap famous games, and have short features on sports-related stuff. I wanted to do something about me that's similar and, hopefully, interesting: 40 memorable and good moments of my life, leading up to my 40th birthday. I will post … Continue reading 40 ’til 40
Part of the weekly homework assignments for my "Intercultural Communication" class is to watch a video (or set of videos) relating to the topic that we are studying, One of the 8(!) videos for the unit on 'Perception' is from Syrian-born, spoken word poet, Amal Kassir. It is a 16 minute video from the TEDx … Continue reading “What’s Your Name?”
I am halfway through Week 4 of the semester. On this week's menu, still: 3 exams, all due Sunday night: Systems Security II (on Cryptography), Systems Development II (basics of Java programming), and Telecommunications II (on IP packets) 2 quizzes, by Sunday, on Java and Mobile Security Finish a paper on Housing in Different Cultures, … Continue reading “Night Walks”: Schedule Change
Louisville is recovering from an ice and snow "storm" as I settle into my in my own apartment again. Hey, 3-4" of snow and ice is more than we've had in nearly 2 years! Song: "City Living" by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble It's a Christmas Miracle - Louisville started 2018 with 5 DAYS without a homicide! ... and … Continue reading Inside The NEW Terrordome!