Author Archives: Dan Jenkins

November Rain

I spent most of last night coughing, but I have resigned myself now to a kind of working rest intent on seeing health fulfilled rather than failure realized.  The semester at NVCC Loudoun Campus winds to a close mid-December and … Continue reading

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The Scholar’s Rest

I remember those days clearly: limping through the halls ofmiddle and high school, avoiding trips to my locker due to time constraints, schlepping an overloaded backpack to each class.  Open up the backpack in this vision, and a person might … Continue reading

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A Library with a View

When I lived life as an ambitious writer in my early twenties, I often sought exotic writing environments.  I often wrote furiously in cafes, bookstores, the market square in Reston Town Center, and beach houses.  I always thought that in … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Studies

On August 28, a little over a month ago, I began work on a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree through the University of Virginia.  The obvious miracle of this degree (besides its friendliness to students of any age) is the … Continue reading

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Rate Your Studentship, Part 1

What About Rate My Students? I’m kidding, but of course I’m talking about RateMyProfessor.com, the site which allows users to “rate” their professors based upon certain criteria (unfortunately, ‘hotness’ is one of them).  Students across this nation can log in … Continue reading

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