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Talking Tuesday: Grandma and Night School

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I’ve decided that I’m going to chat with you a little more. (Though some will say that I like the sound of my own voice.) I’d like to chat with you more because I need practice in speaking better English and presenting my thoughts in a coherent way without the use of a backspace button. So here is the first of my “Talking Tuesday” mini-podcast episodes. Today I bring you a quick story about my grandmother, and how she bailed me out of a tight spot back in high school. I hope you enjoy it.

It’s not because it’s easy, that’s for sure

I just finished talking to my mom on the phone. I asked her how I was when I was a kid when it came to test-taking. She laughed. She said that I was just like my little sister is now. She said that I used to panic in the extreme when a test was coming up. It didn’t matter the…

Leadership and management and authority and such

I’m taking a course in “strategic leadership” this term, and I am very much looking forward to the rest of it. It’s a small class, but I can see that it is going to be challenging and entertaining, and, best of all, I’m going to learn a lot from it. The two course instructors have decades of experience in public…

Starting all over again for the very first time

None of us was born running, unless we are clones raised in vats of some gooey liquid. We were born pretty much helpless. Little by little, the connections in our nerves continued to mature and we started crawling, then standing up while holding on to things, and then walking. Those first few days, walking was a challenge, from what I’ve…

Going to college is good, though not necessary

According to my mother, it was never a matter of IF I was going to go to college. It was a matter of when. I remember being very young and hearing her talk about my future career in the sciences. (Medicine is what really attracted me, but it was public health that really caught my attention.) In her plans, I…

Good news, everyone!

Dear reader(s), as you may or may not know, I have devoted my adult like to Public Health and healthcare. My careers as a lab tech and an epidemiologist have given me some of the most intense experiences in my life. I don’t see myself working in anything else than to serve humanity. (I’m such a Boy Scout.) Over the…

A brave new epidemiological world

I was interviewed on Friday for a slot at a very competitive and prestigious university’s Doctor of Public Health program. It wasn’t a tough interview. Like the one last year for the same program, it was more of a chat. Admittedly  my GRE score and letters of recommendation were not as good last year, so I’m not surprised that I didn’t…

Me worry?

I heard today that I’m being interviewed for a slot in the Doctor of Public Health program at a prestigious university, one whose name carries significant weight in the world of Public Health. Should I be worried? On the one hand, I probably should, since getting in or not will change my life (not to mention my outlook on life).…