Rambling About The Struggle


Whatever you are struggling with these days know you can beat it. Keep on task, get help when you need it and breathe. Don’t forget to take care of yourself body and spirit in the process. Winston Churchill once said if you are going through hell keep on going. Struggle can reveal character too. You can do this! Hang in there my friends. The struggle is indeed real but you can rise above it.


Graduation Day – Twenty years ago I was on the floor of Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University preparing to receive my bachelors of science degree. That was a day I never thought would ever happen for me. I wasn’t the best student as a kid but I seemed to flourish in college. I am very proud to be a Blue Raider and before that a Hiwassee College Tiger. Congratulations to students everywhere graduating today and in the coming days.

(Photo Courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University via Facebook)

Fall Finals and Graduations


Many college students are taking their fall finals at this time and I hope the very best for them as they prepare to take those exams. I remember those days very well.

I graduated in the Spring from Hiwassee College in 1992 with an associates degree. In the Fall of 1994 I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with my bachelors. So I have done both major seasonal graduations. I kind of like fall better.

So to all those preparing for a next semester or the next chapter of your lives may you have peace and grace for the days to come.. God bless.

University, College


Tumblr is a international blogging platform and there are differences in language. It’s interesting that in the United States we say college when you go to College. Folks from other places say uni or university when they go to College. I like the term uni or university. Hearing something different like that reminds us that we don’t live in a vacuum. Colloquialisms can be interesting. 


Back to Campus! I was at Wal-Mart tonight and I saw plenty of selection of fridges, futons and microwaves. and it took me back to my college days.

When I was in college futons, refrigerators and microwaves were ubiquitous in dorms and small apartments. I had all three of these when I was in college. They helped me rest and feed myself to get through the rigors of studies. These days they would make a well stocked man cave.

Finals Week


All over the country college students are enduring the ritual of finals. Its a time for high stress, lack of sleep, disrupted schedules and more. Some are contemplating next year while others are leaving school for the real world. Don’t freak out, study smart, breathe and get rest when you can. I hope all those going through this will do great and when its all done may you find relief. God bless you all as you wrap up the year.