Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I'm getting there....

Did not take pictures today.

Did take one final exam. Am confident that I did not 'bomb' it.

Did work on my paper today, for several hours. I am sure that it's presentation will not go well. It discusses what I refer to as the 'lost boys,' those young men who are, age wise, young men, but behave more as little boys, irresponsible, petulant, unmotivated, expecting to be taken care of and whining bitterly when they are not. My paper compares their attitudes against the attitudes of those who have come before them. How was that lost? What has changed? I think that it is a sound paper. Not spectacular. It will not be a popular paper because as much as I stress the fact that these 'lost boys' are a subgroup, that not all of this generation is lost, my listeners will listen to this paper and feel angry and misunderstood. I can't come up with anything else, however. Not at this late date. It is due on Thursday. I've got about six pages of an eight-to-ten page paper written.

I did not stay for my last class. The weather was getting pretty blustery. After spending most of the day in a computer lab, my legs were so cold that I could barely stand the pains. I made an executive decision to come home and work there.

Tomorrow, I will go back to school, and I will hit that paper hard one more time. Hopefully, it will be done. I will go to my class, and begin studying for a final on Tuesday. Wednesday, I have a final essay to write (they begin with the citations. If there is an error there, you've failed, and they don't even read your exam. I then have one more final exam, and (finally) I will be done. Wednesday afternoon, the semester will be officially done for me.

On one hand, that doesn't seem like such a long time. On the other hand, it seems like it will never get here.

Well, let me get back to it.


Anonymous said...

I do agree that young men have changed and a lot of them are going the wrong way. I think years ago when the threat of going to jail or the army made young men grow up and make a better life for themselves. Today if you don't want to work we will take care of you, if you keep making babies we will take care of them. The goverment has played a big part in making young men irresponsible. Thats my thinking anyway. Now the military don't even want these young men.

Mrs.Spit said...

The end is coming, I promise.

Lydia said...

Keep your head down, your shoulder to the wheel, and your nose to the grindstone. If you can get yourself all untangled from that position, you will be able to look around, see what you have accomplished and know that the semester is... over. Amen.

PS I think you are right about our young men. We have permitted many (not all) of our young people to live a carefree adult-olescence.

WhiteStone said...

It doesn't help that our child-work laws make it very difficult for young people to get jobs until they are at least 16. I was working in the fields all summer long by the time I was 12. As were my brothers. None of us died from our "child labor".

Jayne said...

It'll be here and gone before you know it ;)