Feb 11th 2011 3:29PM Great story and I actually shared the same experience. I was in college on a scholarship for music performance on the trumpet and after 4 years my scholarship was up, yet I had wasted my first 2 years and still had another 2 years to go. I barely made it through the 5th year and then finally said I needed to do something. My sister new a friend in insurance and I lined up an interview. After that I waited 4 months (lucky her getting in next week haha) and was 2 weeks from going back to play for Royal Caribbean and then got the call from the insurance broker firm.
Almost done with my 4th year and the biggest thing that you said in this article is the fact that I found I could succeed and triumph over adversity and enjoy the results. Kudos to you and hopefully you continue your success whether you stick with insurance or finish up your degree. I have my hopes set on still playing professionally and do around Chicago as of this last year. You can do it!
Jan 10th 2011 3:08PM @exoticdoc2: With a name like exoticdoc I would hope you are joking. You have heard of online relationships, pics being traded, sexting, cyber sex and others right? This guy obviously wanted to feel needed or wanted by the female gender. It's sad, but true.
Jan 10th 2011 2:27PM Skulls are used as art in many cultures. Considering this skull is from the 19th century it represents history. It makes something once tragic beautiful. I hope you can try to see it this way.
I too understand where you're coming from, but I think since the skull was once "art" in a pathology collection, this was not acquired illegally or anything of the sort. As for the protesters, many things make people reminisce of tragic events in their lives. Focusing on something negative when the artist tried to make it something beautiful is sad.
I do agree that the "wealth and sex..." part of the art is a bit of a stretch he did not need to associate with this art.
Jan 6th 2011 2:20PM I DON'T KNOW WHY WE ARE SHOUTING, BUT IMAGINE LOUD NOISES.
Oct 1st 2010 3:07PM Be forced to move to MIchigan...LOL!!! Brilliant!
Sep 27th 2010 2:59PM Would LOVE to give these to my significant other. Not having too much money and having to split little things like mini-golf hurts some times. This would be a great way to make up for it. =) - Brian
Dec 7th 2009 2:22PM Hi Melinda, Great article, but was a little disappointed in your ending statement. =( I believe Clinton does have to focus on Afghan. right now as this is about our country and with Obama's recent focus and Marines being launched on missions already, it is the best thing to do. She was honest, give her credit for being able to say that. I'm sure it is very important and I do agree, maybe someone could brief her mid travel or something, but I just wished the article didn't end that way...great article none-the-less and really sparked my curiosity for more research on the matter of the prosecution team and then the country vs U.S. as a whole.
Nov 24th 2009 11:55AM I did read the rest of your comment because I just wanted to say that Christmas is not just a Christian holiday. St. Nicholas is a true story and there was no basis, as far as I know, if he was Christian or not. Even though the 3 gifts were given on Christ's birth, does not make Christmas all Christian. I implore you to reverse roles to understand people who do not believe in God instead of being stubborn. God states in the Bible that you need to question your faith constantly to make sure it is strong. Maybe you should question it, take some time, and see it from the other side. I did, and I am only stronger because of my 6 years of absence from Church. God bless and try to keep an open mind as the AHA is spreading a sense of happiness and security.
Nov 24th 2009 11:50AM Hi David, I agree with Delia Boylan as this is a great article. I am a Christian, but the last quote from the AHA is a great touch. I firmly believe in not fighting these, but telling people that "Hey, if you want to become a Christian, I can sit down with you and tell you about God." This showing by the AHA really has no reason for Christians to retaliate. It will offend some, but what good does arguing with it do? It makes Christianity look like egomaniacs saying there is only one way. We are all human and have to live on earth together, first and foremost.
Thank you for the way the article was written without opinions and was reported with great quotes from the AHA in a very smooth fashion. Will look for more of your articles now.
Nov 23rd 2009 3:29PM A nice touch taking a pic of your old laptop (which is the same one my work issues) and a dell monitor (no desktop shown in pic). I said I would sincerely apologize, and I do. I misjudged you, my fault. I won't count the 10 year old Mac, bc honestly, any computer person would think that's something you keep too.
Allow me to reiterate the other comments in my post that were neglected because I went on a Mac rant. I stated that this isn't about Microsoft, it is about the manager. You are giving them everything they hoped for and yet you bash the company. You bash Microsoft, but it looks like you have XP on your computer which means you upgraded at some point. If you dislike the company itself as much as you stressed your opinion in your article, then why not go Linux? You do realize the butterfly effect that if you bash them here, 1 or 2 people change, then get more people to change, eventually Microsoft's revenue is effected, then the output of programs is worse. Just saying, I would've put it a lot more polite or at least made fun of the local office instead of taking on a corporation that seems to be doing alright. Especially considering huge reviews on their last upgrade.