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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2013, 05:15 PM

15. Second this, Locut0s.

You and Tobin S. are smart people.

I've never been sure about my own smarts, in fact I'm often an idiot. But I've learned to muddle through and I did graduate from college in spite of all the bridges I'd burned.



Here's a funny story:

The Chair of the English department did not like me. She would not sign off that I'd completed the minimum English requirements even though her predecessor had allowed me to take several upper division English courses without prerequisites. All I needed to graduate was her signature. I'd go to her office and she would not be there. I'd make appointments but something would come up and she'd leave note on her door. I think she did not want to see a grown man cry. It disturbed her. She knew one of her friends had once dropped me off at the Student Health Center after I'd suffered a bad reaction to the oral steroids I'd been prescribed for asthma.

My worst psychotic states were always amusing and never threatening. Hunter was swimming in the dark and lost his clothes. Hunter fell off a cliff. Hunter was running barefoot through a deserted industrial park and his feet were bleeding.

I think the campus police had me classified a "Mostly Harmless." Better me then the domestic violence and other sordid calls they got in the early A.M.. I was their friendly donut break. But English Department Chair avoided me until she took off for a year in England for something prestigious.

A school dean, the guy who got me kicked out of school the first time for fighting with his teaching assistant (I did no violence, it was his T.A. throwing things at me! Chalk, erasers, and then a book!!!) he signed off on the English requirements and said, "I think you should go to graduate school, Hunter. BUT NOT HERE!"

Bless his heart, he was a wise man. I escaped my past.

Keep writing code, posts, whatever, even if not "perfect." There is no perfect.



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