The Evergreen State College
After 5 1/2 years, I've finally officially graduated from Evergreen! If Evergreen had grades, I would even be graduating with a 4.0 GPA, but since they don't, I have a transcript full of some pretty incredible evals. The weird thing is, that since I'm going to graduate school for my Master of Environmental Studies at Evergreen, it just doesn't seem like there is any finality to it. One of my friends, who graduated a couple years ago and went to law school immediately after, also found that it was somewhat anti-climactic.
Why is it that I never accomplish half what I plan during any of the breaks from school? Oh well, it is what it is. Tomorrow I start back at Evergreen for the second quarter of my Food, Health and Sustainability program, with this quarter concentrating on nutrition.
I went to see Maya Angelou speak at Evergreen the other night. For a 78 year old with bad knees, that lady still has a lot of kick in her. I've heard several civil rights activists speak over the years, and I have to say that there is no comparison. There is a reason that this woman is so loved.
Laurie and I went to see the show Fine Times At Our House with Joe McHugh, Paula McHugh and Forrest Newton at Evergreen last night. The show was great, and the price was right, $10 for Laurie and free for me with my student ID.
It was a combination of old-time music, storytelling by the fiddle player (Joe McHugh) and paintings (Paula McHugh). I was having trouble imagining how they would work the paintings into it, but it worked out really well. Paula did her series of painting based on the titles of some of the old-time fiddle tunes.
I've been attending The Evergreen State College for a year now, and I finally became an admitted student today!
I'm sure that sounds odd, but they allow you to attend up to 8 credits worth of classes a quarter as an unadmitted student. The reason that I didn't apply for admission earlier has to do with the admission policy that you have to be in good standing at your previous school. Well, 25 years ago I attended the local Junior College and achieved the distinction of making it to academic probation. Oops.