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June 2002

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June 5

These two news items are presented in the order in which I learned of them. It's the only fair way. It helps that the two names are also in alphabetical order.

One of the better pieces of news in a week that has been pleasant overall is that Patrick has decided to return to daily journalling. If you don't know Patrick's work, it is my pleasure to introduce it to you. If you're already a fan, well, I'm delighted to tell you he's back.

And congratulations to Saundra for this! May it lead to all sorts of good things.

June 4 - Later

A number of years ago tonight, I graduated from high school. I was a member of the last class from my high school, which closed. The next year the new high school for the area opened, out in the countryside. It was renamed in a countywide school consolidation.

The ceremony itself was pleasant enough, with the exception being the woman who was representing the county school system deciding to leave her kid gloves on while shaking hands with us. That felt completely weird. All in all, I was glad to be getting out.

I was the only person from my class who was coming to Carolina. There was one other person who had applied---in fact, the main reason I applied was that he would be here, too---but he didn't know that. In a burst of things all happening at once, Carolina picked that year to try to start evening out enrollment statistics by gender. To make this happen, they deliberately accepted more women than men that year (and in several subsequent ones.)

Of course you see where this is going. Even though I applied really late in the game, I got in. He applied for early admission, and didn't get accepted. It pretty much ended our friendship, not to mention any chance for something beyond that.


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