A new semester
Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 05:30 PM - Russian, Math, Dancing, Academics, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science
Okay. Now we are in the Spring 2006 semester. I am taking the following classes: Math, Dance (this time, it's more ballroom), Philosophy 101, Philosophy 156 (Reasoning), Sociology 101, Political Science 200. I have decided (for the moment, at least) that Russian has too much emphasis on writing and reading so I am dropping it. While I am still very interested in it, the truth is that I have do be more careful about only taking classes and engaging in activities at which I can do at least decently, if not well and reading and writing is not among them.

The Political Science course has me excited. It is taught by former Senator Fred Harris (OK). It is a big class (70ish people) but he's a great lecturer.

Sociology is being taught by a different TA than was originally planned and we haven't met her yet. That's tomorrow.

Philosophy 156 looks interesting, but I'm a bit worried about getting the materials copied to the computer in time; already we're to read chapter 1 by Monday, and I don't know if I can get it all scanned in time.

Philosophy 101 starts in 30 minutes, so I guess I'd better finish this later. :o)

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Busiest school week so far
Thursday, November 17, 2005, 11:05 AM - Russian, French, English, Journalism, Academics
I spent the weekend (1) Studying for a big Russian test (which ended up happening on Wednesday instead of Monday) (2) Writing a 5 minute persuasive speech for C&J 130 (3) Writing the rough draft of my first big English essay (on Robert Frost; due at the end of the month) and beginning to think about what classes to take next semester. Whew!


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New Powerbook!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 10:17 PM - Russian, French, English, Math, Macintosh
As part of my expenses for "Education", the New Mexico Commission for the Blind has seen fit to buy me a brand new 12" Apple Powerbook laptop computer. I'm just setting it up tonight. (I had to get my homework done first). Now I can use it for looking at textbooks in class (it weighs 4.6 pounds) use it for typing in English or Russian as well as use it instead of a graphing calculator in math class. I'm a happy lion!

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Russian Pronouns
Thursday, September 29, 2005, 08:26 PM - Russian
So there are at least 3 different types of Russian personal pronouns. Subjective (I, we, you, he, she, they), Objective (me, us, you, him, her, them) and Different pronouns for posession (my, our, your, his, hers ,theirs) depending on the gender and quantity of the thing being posessed. Trouble is, I can't figure out all the combinations. So I tried to make a a chart to help. At least now I see what parts need fixing. Can someone help?


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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I also have Math 120
Thursday, September 29, 2005, 07:44 AM - School, Russian, French, English, Math
Math is still so easy it's not yet worth writing about. But here's my schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Russian 101, Dance 124 at UNM. Tuesday & Thursday: English 102 and Math 120 at TVI. Mondays, French 103.

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