When I started this, I had great hopes of being able to write something every few days or so, but life always seems to get in the way. I figured being a non-traditional student, I would have everything figured out and would be way ahead of the rest of the student population, and to a point that is true. I don't really worry about the social scene at school, although I do still participate in various events and opportunities available.
I find myself trying to balance my studies with my family's needs at home. Having teenage children is an experience in itself. Their activities leave little time for much of anything else, but I do put my time to studying when needed. Oh, and did I mention we took on an exchange student for the remainder of the school year. She has actually been with us since just after Thanksgiving, so that adds to the needs to be met, but it is an interesting and rewarding experience too. I have been able to learn quite a bit about the way things work in other countries.
With all of this going on, and a growing state of frustration with the education system in the U.S., I decided to start another blog on the failures of the system we provide to educate our children. With my wife being a teacher, 2 children in the system, and seeing the recent products of the system in school with me, there are a lot of different observations to go through.