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You would be surprised how quickly it can come back. I am younger than you and thus have fewer years between now and high school but I have found that all that info is not all lost. I have been substitute teaching which requires that I teach many subjects I cared very little about in high school. My discovery is that for most things, I quick look at the text book gets the neurons firing again and I can handle most things. I even helped a kid with science today which was easily my worst subject in school. Just looking at a text book can really inspire that "Oh! That's how you do it!" moment.
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Wow! I feel so silly that I didn't know that even though it was apparently a big secret. I was squeeing for you the entire blog entry. I am even more excited to get the DVD now! I just finished reading Memories of the Future and it was wonderful. I am getting it as a Christmas present for all of my Trekkie relatives.
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When I lost my dog back in high school, our other dog really seemed to be grieving with us. She was constantly looking for him. I am really sorry for your loss, loosing a pet is really really really hard. I cried a bit when I read both of your entries just remembering what it was like. Like with the death of a person, you never get over it, you just find a new normal. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
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Yay for another audio book! I have been wondering if you were going to do another one. I listen to audio books on my drives to visit my parents a number of states away. My husband and I loved "Just a Geek." I hope this one comes up before Christmas so we can listen to it on that trip (*hint hint*) I definitely agree on the DRM thing. I have tried very hard to be honest when regarding work done by artists but itunes made it so hard to do. I have actually lost a number of things that I purchased legally from them. I found the best thing to do was to go back to the old fashioned way and buy CDs then rip them to my computer. It is also nice then to have a hard copy should something bizarre happen to my computer.
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If I had the money/time to go to PAX, I would TOTALLY go to a panel with your name in it.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2008 on Wil Wheaton's 2008 PAX Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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I had a similar experience when I went to writing workshop for teacher's apprentices at my college. We were learning how to help along the writing process for freshman in our classes. As we talked about what we do, I found out that I am not alone in how I get stuff written, it was a nice feeling! Good luck on your book. I am so excited to see how your fiction work turns out (though I know I will have to wait a while.)
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2008 on i thought i was the only one at WWdN: In Exile
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I saw that people magazine while at wally world. I held up the line to look through the magazine to make sure you were in it. I was very excited and undoubtedly irritating to those behind me in line.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2008 on moon over a ruined castle at WWdN: In Exile
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My fiance's composition teacher always says "good composers borrow, great composers steal." I suppose this is the same sort of thing. John Williams stole stuff from masters before him for almost all of his famous stuff. So don't worry about it, I am sure you are doing great.
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The 1,000 fans idea sort of reminds me how music and other arts used to be supported back in the days of Haydn and those folks. Except in that case, it was one really rich aristocrat that supported them, but it is sort of the same concept.
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I love this piece. That solo was fantastic. I work part time as an assistant band director so I will have to keep this link to show to my students that think that you have to haul all around the drum set to have a good solo.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2008 on joe morello is a god at WWdN: In Exile
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Man, I know that unmotivated feeling. I just started my last semester as history major and have major work to do on my senior thesis and I have written about half a paragraph in the past hour and a half. I actually found this site trying to be motivated. (my thesis is observing American society in the twentieth century through Star Trek, I was trying to determine how to properly spell your name) Good luck with all that though, as someone else mention, I sometimes find it easier to find a new place to work. I pick a new spot on campus every few weeks because I find change focuses me. Good Luck, I look forward to following this blog now that I have found it.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2008 on where is my motivation? at WWdN: In Exile
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