This week's blog is more of the public service announcement type, rather than making a comment or just rambling about this or that as has been the trend. It has to do with a continuing development that may affect my regular Wednesday postings.
I have recently begun a basic mathematics class at the Ivy Tech campus in Terre Haute, approximately 40 minutes from here. The simple reason for me taking this class is so that I can prepare to take the GRE. The underlying point is that math has never been my strong suit, and not having formal instruction since high school makes it difficult for me.
I will be taking the class for the next eight weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays, meaning I will be away from the office and not be able to devote as much thought to my blog posts during when I usually pen them.
I chose this schedule because it has a minimal impact on my working for the Banner. I'm away for only four hours or so during the day, and we still have our day off on Wednesday. Of course, everything would be so much easier if I could take the course at the Greencastle campus (good on Ivy Tech for not using a location that has the capacity and need).
As such, it is very possible that my blog will be posted on Fridays (which may be better anyway given the weekend). It may be posted on a Tuesday if there is no action going on. It could be on Thursday. The point is that I haven't decided when I'll post them.
It is also entirely possible that I will be able to continue writing them on Wednesdays before I make the drive (as I am doing now). My only worry is not being able to think through my posts as well as I have been able to. I will just have to play it by ear.
Quickly addressing a deduction about my future, taking the GRE can only mean that I have an eye towards going back to school to get a master's degree. Indeed, I do have such a desire.
What that means for my continuing to write for the Banner Graphic is uncertain at this point. But my going to graduate school still isn't definite, no matter my inspirations. Nothing ever really is or has been definite, I think.
I will try to tackle my deeper thoughts on this in a future blog post. Regardless, I'm not going away just yet.