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stark
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:11 pm

"How many different animals did we have to jump on the backs of before we discovered horses were cool with it?"
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
luvsgeldings
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:57 pm

stark.... I do not know where that quote came from - but that was funny! - needed a laugh today - thanks!
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:13 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:35 am

Great dog Sully making his final trip with President GHW Bush.

He will go to work for another military vet next week, job well done.

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
WarBiscuit
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:35 pm

stark wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:35 am
Great dog Sully making his final trip with President GHW Bush.

He will go to work for another military vet next week, job well done.

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Touching photograph. Reminds me very much of the picture of George Patton's bull terrier, Willie, guarding the generals personal effects following his death in 1945.

Semper Fidelis.

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stark
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:05 pm

Ahhh yes WB.....

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:31 pm

stark wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:05 pm
Ahhh yes WB.....

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Yep, that's the one I was thinking about. What loyal souls...

There is a wonderful book entitled "General Patton's Best Friend" that is pure delight from start to finish, about the general and his beloved dog Willie.
Turns out that Willie was just as much of a character as his master - if you can believe that!

Thanks for the photo stark.

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Tessablue
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:23 pm

Just finished/survived my first semester teaching (part-time) as a full professor. I can't believe I get to do this full-time starting in the spring. There's just nothing more joyful and rewarding than teaching.
Catalina
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:01 pm

Congrats, Tessablue, you're zipping up the academic ladder!
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:09 pm

Thank you! I should add it's not a tenured position, but I was lucky enough to skip adjuncting and go straight to full-time faculty. It still hasn't really sunk in yet.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:51 pm

That's fabulous, Tessablue! Teaching at any level is very much a calling,. and I love that you've found your calling there.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:22 am

Thank you Sparrow Castle! It's funny, I only ever got the chance to teach because I joined a lab that was just starting out and had no money. Six years later, I finally get to do the fun part for a living. A few people have been a bit judgmental about my choice to leave research, but you're absolutely right, it's a calling.
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