One step forward, one step … forward

With coronavirus infections continuing to rage out of control, I was wondering when the on-site field excavation class I was taking this spring was going to get canceled. Yesterday morning I got the email: field…

2020 Year End Review: A New Beginning

Pandemic aside, 2020 was a year of real progress for me in my pivot away from advertising and toward archaeology. Archaeology? This time last year it was Shakespeare/literature, and I was looking into master’s programs,…

A New Planner (Or, 2021 Here I Come)

A couple posts ago I talked about my planner, and how I’m ecologically against buying a new partly plastic planner every year when my refillable leather planner folio has been going strong for 30 years…

Work in Progress

A batch of sunflowers volunteered in the flowerpot by our front door, and I feel very much like this bloom. I’m not yet fully formed, but I’m on my way. It’s been a meandering journey…

A Day in the Life

Just in case you think an older student has an easier time focusing on schoolwork, here’s what today looked like. I had the whole day mapped out and on the whiteboard: an early morning walk,…

July academic update

Well, it’s been a while since I posted about my academic progress, so here goes! I’m half-way through my third class after a gentle virtual return to college. I eased in with DRAM-107, Study of…

Academic Update

Last week I started a FutureLearn course on the Tudors. FutureLearn, by the way, is by far the best platform I’ve experienced for online learning, with a stable, easy-to-use user interface, well-organized course modules, fantastic…

Textbooks!

My textbooks arrived for the Study of Filmed Plays class I’m taking this Spring at San Diego City College. I bought Introduction to Play Analysis and The Glass Menagerie in the recommended editions, but already…