Monday, October 25, 2004

Still cramming, after all these years

Well, here it is-- Monday already. I'm taking ASB 214 (Magic, Witchcraft & Healing) as a night course at Paradise Community College, and it meets every Monday night. Have I done my reading? No...

And the reading for this class is not casual. Our textbook (Sacred Realms) is a collection of journal articles relating to the development of religion in human culture. They are usually 20 pages long, the verbiage is dense, and the print is tiny. Still, here I am with only hours to go before class time, and I haven't done my homework.

What's the deal? It's not as if I'm only 19 years old... what happened to self-discipline? I know that Tuesdays are my best day for doing homework since I have no other commitments, yet I always spend my Tuesdays doing something else.

I can obviously get by in an undergraduate class with a minimum of effort, but I better develop some study habits before I hit graduate school, or I'll drown for sure.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Welcome to Wanna be an Anthropologist

I've decided I want to be an Anthropologist. This is not a simple thing-- I'm 43, have a wife and two children, a mortgage, and a high-paying job in the high tech industry.

Nevertheless, I'm going to give it a try. This web site will be

  • a chronicle of my journey,
  • an archive of my original work,
  • a resource for reference materials available on the web, and
  • a "how to" document for those who might follow.

Wish me luck!

Paul Wren