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Back to School

The posting drought ends today.
More than two years since my last college class, I began my postgraduate degree course in journalism earlier this week. No, it’s definitely not a dream any more.
My observations thus far:
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  • The classes are diverse and engaging, covering all the bases; finally some real food for my malnourished grey matter!
  • The people are friendly, smart, interesting and interested; we’re all from different backgrounds and different levels of experience, so I expect we’ll learn a lot from each other.
  • The workload, when it picks up, will be heavy, and there’s a high standard expected of us, but it’s all manageable.
  • The college building itself is small compared to others, but still a bit of a maze to navigate. I did manage to find the library, however, which is where I am right now, sitting in a comfortable chair, logged onto the free Wi-Fi network with my trusty iBook. Nice.

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You know, I think I’ll get used to this.

My First Notebook

Apple iBook G4, sitting on a stack of unread newspapers.

Apologies for the lack of content this week, but I’ve been busy playing with my latest toy: a brand-spanking-new Apple iBook G4. Isn’t it beautiful?

Major at the Pond

Major at the pond in the park beside Dollymount, Dublin.
Major at the pond in the park beside Dollymount, Dublin.