On my way to Idaho

On my way to Idaho
The Road Less Traveled . . .

Monday, August 30, 2010


So, it is old news now but when I got the email 10 days ago it was quite exciting!!!

"Dear Magi,

You are being offered admission to the General M.A. program in Religion at Claremont Graduate University with a 20% fellowship.  Please look in the mail for a packet which will be coming from our admissions department and then I ask if you return the acceptance card and the deposit as soon as possible.  


School of Religion
Claremont Graduate University"
Well, in an hour I will be sitting waiting for class to start; Mesopotamian Religion with Professor Tammi Schneider.

I make the effort to be 15 minutes or so early to classes, and meetings, etc. I do not move very fast. It can be a lot of work just to make my way from the parking lot to the classroom. Research has shown that a person wearing a fake leg will expend about 40% more metabolic energy then the average normal person in preforming the same activity. And that is just the psychical activity itself. I also have to take into account many other tings that can influence how I do things besides just the action of walking across the room. Things such as cracks in the sidewalk, loose gravel or dirt, a wrinkle in the carpet, but, of all the things I must take note of, people are the most unpredictable.   Being early makes it a bit easier because I wont have to negotiate my way through a gauntlet of people milling around settling in for class.

A far different approach to life then I use to take.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Grad School here I come!

A packed and eventful Summer is officially coming to and end. I know, I know is it 26 days yet until the the Autumn equinox, the day's are still long, the night's bright and warm. it will be ice cream and snow cone season for at least another four weeks or so.

Well, school starts tomorrow, and not just for the kids. Part of my eventful Summer activities was tracking down all the references and materials I needed to apply for Graduate School. There were not a few administrative red tape mis-haps, (my application was 'lost', twice), but all is ready for my first official class tomorrow afternoon.

I am attending the Claremont Graduate University's School of Religion for a Masters in Religion. The degree has a three pronged focus - Critical Comparative Scripture, History of Christianity, and Islamic Studies.


Am I really doing this??