Abandon Text!

W. H. Auden once said: "Poems are not finished; they are abandoned." I have been abandoning writing projects for many years, since only the pressure of deadline and high expectations ever got me to finish, or even start, anything of merit. This blog is an attempt to create a more consistent, self-directed writing habit. Hopefully a direction and voice will emerge.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


For the first time in fifteen years, I’m cramming for an exam. I’m taking a Microsoft certification test in the morning, and I know I’m on the edge. I got 70% right on a practice exam, the bare minimum to pass, so I know I need to study a little more. I’m getting all these flashbacks from school.

The sad part is that I will probably be able to pass the test without really having done much hands-on work with the product. Nearly useless book-learning geared strictly towards passing the test lives on, even outside of academia.

Back to the books, before I fall asleep.

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