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Day’s Verse:

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33


Can YOU offer the other 5 lines that go with the title? I’ll give you a hint: it came in a large envelope whose contents began “Dear Kathleen: I would like to thank you for your inquiry requesting information on transferring to WPI.” I’ll be honest; I didn’t request any information. But I take this as an affirmation that they got my application and it’s complete. I went and talked with Prof. Trimbur, the head guy for the TC major. He’s nice, but quite nerdy-looking. Thick-rimmed glasses, only the rims are clear: disconcerting. Anyway, we looked at my transcript, counted classes, and found that if I didn’t do a Sufficiency I would have 25 classes to take and 24 spots to take them in. Which is fine, since I’d planned on doing an E-term some time here if I did transfer schools… Apparently I’ve taken 6 humanities, and as a transfer student I can count those as a Suff – but only get a B on it. Should I do the Suff and take a mediocre grade, or write something over an E-term to try for an A? I feel confident I could get an A on it, since writing is generally a forte of mine, and if I did an E-term it would simply fill one of the spaces. This thing might just work… Continue Reading >>