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The decline of civilization...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/25/books/25human.html?pagewanted=1.

Brilliant idea. The thing is, that no matter how much you amp up technology and other fields of study, to "produc[e] enough trained engineers and scientists [that are] essential to America’s economic vitality, national defense and health care," without the humanities it becomes a hollow movement. Ideas and innovations depend upon a student's experience in the humanities...

For example:
Albert Einstein....
"Einstein's gifts inevitably resulted in his dwelling much in intellectual solitude and, for relaxation, music played an important part in his life." (http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-bio.html)

Bill Gates...
"In addition to his love of computers and software, Gates founded Corbis, which is developing one of the world's largest resources of visual information - a comprehensive digital archive of art and photography from public and private collections arou…

It happens every now and then...

I had to resurrect my inner-Snape today in class.

I need a nap.

It is midterm time again and that means hectic grading schedules and no social life.

New Post for an Old Blog.

Well, I haven't posted anything in ages...I don't really know why other than the thought of posting makes me tired sometimes! I run several other blogs (school/student related) and once changes/additions have been made to those, I really don't feel like adding anything here.

However, I will go ahead and give some updates:
1. Miracle of miracles: I have a publication in the works!
2. I am going back to England (for a whole month!!!) this summer with the U of A study abroad program. I will be the graduate assistant on the trip and I am so happy and honored!
3. Comps, due to the publication deadline, have been pushed back yet again. So, I will probably take them in the fall.
4. I competed in NaNoWriMo and now have 98 pages of a novel (VERY rough draft).
5. I have a facebook account that I actually check...though I am not sure how I feel about it. So, if any of you have facebook accounts, look me up. I am under "Susan" and not "Susie"...but feel free to call me &…