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I’ve Got This.

There’s a really neat scene in the movie “For Love of the Game” where the protagonist, a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, is getting ready to start a game. He looks around and sees a lot of people yelling and jeering him. He then just says to himself to “clear the mechanism,” and the crowd and all the sounds just fade away.

This is exactly what I need to do now. I have departmental oral exams on Tuesday. If I pass those, I go on to school-wide oral exams in October. And if I pass those, I become a doctoral candidate… All but dissertation.

So I’ll see you next Tuesday to give you good news.


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René F. Najera, DrPH

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10 replies

      1. I’m not going to wish you luck, for that implies chance.
        As this is merely testing of knowledge and the skill in usage of that knowledge, there is no chance involved at all. You have both in ample amounts to do extremely well.

        (Raising goblet of water)Here’s to you doing so well that they reevaluate their test!(Chugging down that water)*

        *It’s been *really* hot and humid of late and I’ve been challenged just to stay mildly dehydrated, the only way to stay hydrated is to not go outside. It’s gotten so bad that I’ve actually had to lay off of the fire water! 😉


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