This was obviously an enterprise begun by an immature mind, one with an utter lack of ability to comprehend its cost in dollars, time, effort and standard of living; or with any hope of being able to meet that cost. Already it has cost more money than anyone is likely to see in one place at one time, and every day it continues, it plunges us further into financial chaos. Even after months and years of dealing with an ever more difficult and time-consuming task, there is no clear concept of how or when it’s going to be resolved; and it shows every sign of dragging on for years more. Meanwhile, on the home front, money is tight, and any improvement in the economy hasn’t yet improved the situation. It may already be too late to get out of this thing unscathed–financially, morally, mentally, and emotionally.
I refer, of course, to graduate school.

3 Responses to “quagmire”

  1. alan says:

    Very clever. You had me following the red herring hook, line and sinker.

  2. karl-dieter says:

    Hee-hee. One hopes that it will come to an end for at least one non-NELC person in the next few months. Still no job yet, though. Nice to read about what’s going on with you guys! Maybe I should start a blog. But without a computer at home, I feel guilty. Funny that I don’t feel guilty _reading_ blogs at work, just if I were to write one there.

  3. Bill says:

    Great post. You almost had me calling my senator.
    Having survived law school, I can empathize. But I suspect that what you’re doing is far more involved and time consuming. I pretty much had lying and deception mastered half way through my second year, and it was all down hill from there…

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