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Oh the joys of being in a on campus club......tabling! Everyone who has been involved in any sort of on campus anything know all to well that tabling is a fact of life. And a fact of life that not many people look forward to. But it is a necessity.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Connor's Blog
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As the quarter starts to wind down in some classes, it has given me time to reflect on this past quarter. But that time gets quickly interrupted by classes that speed up at the end of the quarter. I will never understand why some professors assign workloads like they do.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Connor's Blog
As soon of you know (shout out to my dedicated followers), I am enrolled in Front Range Community College. I am taking a Landscape Management class there. This is the first class I have ever taken at a community college. I think it is awesome! I certainly would not want... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Connor's Blog
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Going home this past weekend was awesome. I got to see most of my family, had two successful job interviews, and even had time to go skiing. It went by fast, but it was definitely fun to be home with the family. I interviewed with two commercial landscaping companies in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Connor's Blog
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Well, I am ending the week a day early for myself. I am skipping class tomorrow, Friday (please don't tell my mom) to head home and visit my family (well maybe my mom will be okay with it, given the circumstances). I am looking forward to seeing the family, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Connor's Blog
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Its my favorite time of the quarter. Registration day. How I have such a love hate relationship with registration day. I enjoy looking forward to the future and planning out my classes for next quarter, and I hate the stress of registration. It is a stressful time because everyone has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Connor's Blog
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And just like that we are in week 7. As always, time is flying. I apologize for not updating you guys in the last couple of weeks, it has been a hectic schedule. Some highlights of the last two weeks: Jackson Hole Trip, ProGreen Conference. The first weekend of February... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Connor's Blog
The midterms came in full force this year. Week 5, the halfway point of the quarter, came way sooner than I remember in years past. But as I always say, there are pros and cons to the quarter system. Midterms coming this quick is definitely a double edged sword. On... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Connor's Blog
Wow, already 30% done with the quarter. I forgot how fast things move here, but its good to be progressing with my classes. As I have said before, there are definitely pros and cons to the quarter system. The speed of it definitely fits into both of those categories. My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Connor's Blog
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1 week down, 9 more to go. Getting back to Denver, and getting back on the quarter system quickly reminded me of just how fast things move. And I missed it. Already 10% done with the quarter, and we are just getting started. The constant battle of pro's and con's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Connor's Blog
We made it! One of my long time friends and I are safely here in Denver after a 3 day road trip with a day spent in Park City so that we could ski. Definitely taking full advantage of the epic pass while making the 18 hour drive from Sacramento.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Connor's Blog
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I hope that everyone enjoyed a very Merry Christmas with your friends and families. I was blessed to be able to see all of my extended family and it was great catching up with them all. But with the Christmas season officially starting to wind down, its time to start... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Connor's Blog
Currently I am enrolled in 2 online interterm classes. What a great decision it has been! I am trying to graduate early, and the fact that DU offers these super flexible class options is helping get towards this goal. By the time I complete this classes I will have traveled... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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Closing one chapter in life is never easy, and this certainly was no exception. I left Ecuador on Saturday, and it was extremely hard to do. Here is an excerpt of a personal entry I wrote while on the plane back home from Ecuador. I don't keep a diary or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Connor's Blog
Hope everyone had an awesome thanksgiving! This year I had something extra to be grateful for, my family came out and visited me! It was super great to get the family together and to share this country that I have come to love. We were fortunate enough to be able... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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I definitely have had a moving experience abroad. It is hard to not. I would say I will not come back a brand new Connor, but I have had some impacts made on me. For one, I have an even deeper gratitude for how good life is in the United... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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As I am writing these blogs, I am realizing that I might be a bit early on these thoughts, but at the same time, maybe not. My program ends December 9th, which is really only just a few weeks away. But I digress, in my last post I wrote about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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As I am reaching my almost 3 month mark here in Ecuador, I have been thinking a lot about the experiences I have had, the people I have met, and the country that I have had the blessing to get to know. I have been thinking about what all this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Connor's Blog
Even though I am thousands of miles away, it is pretty easy to stay up with what is going on back home in Denver. Yesterday especially because social media was blowing up about a protest at DU against the Dakota Access Pipeline. I am all for people using their rights... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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For those who are just tuning into my blog, I would recommend that you scroll back a few posts to get some context on where I am and what I am doing here, not to mention, I've got some cool stuff written in the last few blogs. For those who... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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This weekend I had an itch to travel again, so this weekend I decided to bus my way up to the Ecuadorian-Colombian border, which is only just a few hours away from where I am at in Ecuador. Yes, I know, Colombia has a reputation, especially at the border, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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Wow, what a crazy time to be watching the US from afar. I have been closely following the elections during my time abroad, and I was suprised to wake up to Donald Trump winning. Now I won't insert my personal opinions here, and hopefully you can't figure out what they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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On the Halloween weekend, I decided to go visit some friends that are doing internships in another part of the country. It was a long drive, but it was definitely worth it. They are in a super cool village just outside a city called Santo Domingo. To get to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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Hey guys, sorry for not posting for a couple weeks, life has been crazy hectic but super fun in the last couple weeks, and with limited internet connection, sometimes I have to prioritize my time on the internet. But I am back for now! Last week was a national holiday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Connor's Blog
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First off, I still can not believe how rowdy a class of 2nd graders can be. Teaching in these lower level classes really makes me reflect back to when I was that age. I have a hard time remembering exactly how the classes were, but I remember one thing for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Connor's Blog