Monday, May 05, 2008

Preparing For The Second Half...

.:Still More (School)Work To Come...:.

Well, I'm preparing for my next comprehensive exam this coming Saturday. Lots of stuff to work on, but I'm confident I'll be able to pull through. Had a boring weekend, but at least I did well for Modern Philosophy, since the questions were about Kant and Desacartes, two thinkers I'm very familiar with.

I've got a lot on my plate when it comes to this, to be honest. I really want to make sure I finish my thesis this year, which explains why I'm not taking a full-time job at the moment, even if it might be financially risky for me to do so. Finishing my M.A. would allow me leverage to teach Philosophy, and that's something I'd certainly want to do.

.:A Prelude To My Planned Series Of Posts On Radio...:.

I've been thinking of what to write about radio for the longest time, essentially writing much the same way I wrote
about teaching.

As most of you know, I've had a love affair with radio since I was a kid. From the moment I learned how to speed-dial my way to victory in radio contests on 93.9 DWKC, radio became my best friend, over and above television. I can't tell you enough how much I've always wanted to be a DJ, and when I found my chance way back in high school to be on the air regularly, you just know I had to jump at the chance to do it.

If I didn't love this industry, I wouldn't give a damn about it at all, nor would I willingly accept my current role as a Campus Air Checker despite having been an actual jock in WAVE 89.1 for three years. But here I am, still training as an Air Checker, and doing so out of my own free will, because I believe in the station that much.

For now, that is all that remains to be said. As I go through this thesis year, I'm also taking the necessary steps to go back to radio and show just exactly how much I want to be here.

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