November the 18th is the 10-year anniversary of the deadly Aggie bonfire that left 12 students dead.
Texas A&M students traditionally constructed a 59-foot tower of logs for the school's annual bonfire. It was a celebration of the school's big football game against their arch-rival, the University of Texas Longhorns.
On November 18, 1999, the tower was poorly constructed. It collapsed, killing a dozen students.
I hear you. School and learning is wasted on some of the young as that is exactly the way it is for me. My major is Fine Arts, but I have taken law, education, and some extra creative writing and literature courses. At home I am even worse as I study gardening, gourmet cooking, leather work, cordswaining (bootmaking), carpentry, photography, astronomy, wine, beer, cheese making. I guess my greatest joys are reading and writing and these alone have taken me down roads I would otherwise not taken. If their is a downside, it is that their is not enough hours in the day for learning.
Hi Zickbee, I've been there, where you are and I have been on the other side as well. My children are a raised, or so to speak. Most call me frequently and one still calls me everyday. She is at a university herself. I'm at another because I work there and have for many years. I continue to take classes when I have a chance. I was a late starter for the university life, because everything kept getting in the way, until I started working for one. I have a chocolate lab who has become my best friend. You know dogs, they will listen to everything you have to say and can even sense when you are feeling a little down. Well, that is enough about me and I just wanted to say I'm wishing that things continue to get better for you.