Monday, February 28, 2005


I've been taking a business class at Cal State University East Bay (formerly Hayward). Over the last few years, I've taken several classes at UC Berkeley and CSUEB. My motives have been mostly for my own personal edification, but it has allowed me to investigate other fields, at least from an academic perspective. I'm exploring a career change, but ironically, I would not have taken these steps if my current employer had not provided the benefit of a 75% tuition reimbursement for any and all "business relates" classes up to $5k per year. Its a nice way to continue learning at a big discount.

This semester's course has been an upper dicision undergrad course in marketing research, which I chose because it seemed like it was a combination of two fields I am alread trained in: sociology and sales. I've enjoyed the couse, learned a great deal, but I am going to try stay in the graduate division from here on out. Half the undergrads treat the course like its a high school class. They play video games in class. Read novels. Half of them leave at the break (Its a 3-hour, once-a-week course). My partner in our final project didn't show up to class last time, and answers the question "did you get my e-mail?" with "what e-mail?" Were my classmates and I this way a dozen years ago when I was an undergrad?

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Will this thing start?

My blog has gotten off track. Like many things in my life have been, I took a nice small idea and tried to make it grandiose and huge. Once blown out of proportion, I didn't know what to do with the thing, and so I let it drop.

I've deleted the posts on my personal deterministic theology. The union of omnipotence, omniscience and omnibenevolence in the godhead will wait until another day. Blogs are multivaried, of course, but I've always approcahed personal narrative as something that should be enjoyable and fun, for the reader and the one composing. That'll be my theme here.

For example, did you read about this story? It will likely be a finalist in this years Darwin Awards.