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Coming Soon!

Hello Everyone, This site has been rather inactive (on my end) for an overly long period. However, that will soon change. Over the coming months you can expect the following: New series on writing well (Hint: progymnasmata). New series on education in America (including primary, secondary, and university education) Cross-postings from a new blog which…

Living on $4: Food

When you are living on nothing but $4 dollars a day, eating a decent diet can almost seem impossible. Well, guess what? It’s not. To wit, there are only 4 food “items” that I cannot purchase on that kind of a budget: pre-made meals, alcohol (not that I purchased any before), pre-made drinks, and most kinds…

Living on…

Hello Everyone, When you are in the process of teaching yourself everything, you cannot neglect to educate yourself on everything. Yes, I am referring to educating yourself about manners, decorum, and eating right as well as strengthening that muscle betwixt your ears. Today’s post is a prelude to a challenge I’ve set for myself this…

How to Survive a College Class

I am here today (coming out of the first week back in college) ready with a few helpful pointers to keep your sanity throughout this next semester (yes, all of these points come from personal experience). 1). Always show up for class at least 5 minutes before it is supposed to start.  This helps two-fold:…

Welcome!

Hello Everyone, Have you ever wondered, “Why is school so hard?” or “Why can’t I just teach myself____?” Look no further, for this is the place for you! Now just a quick note, this is not a step-by-step “this is how you do____” kind of site. This is a “teach the general principles, then figure…