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DECEMBER 7, 2005 11:31 AM

We got a letter at work to day, with an interesting stamp honoring Robert Penn Warren.

The stamp seems to depict some sort of rally so I thought I’d look into who he was. It turns out that he is a poet and author from Kentucky! I looked a little deeper and found two books, At Heaven’s Gate and All the King’s Men, that I can’t wait to read.

All the King’s men even prominently feature’s Transylvania University, where my grandparent’s met each other. I should have gone to Transy. They gave me a scholarship (not enough though) and even invited me to be on the swim team. Unfortunately I was so convinced that I had to study Film and Video that I really didn’t even consider it.

My grandparents go to Alumni events every year. I am pretty sure my grandpa learned to use the internet just so that he could email all his former classmates about basket weaving, broom making and orchids. It makes me wonder how my collegiate relationships will be maintained.

Several of my friends have already scattered across the globe, from Chicago to Thailand, and more are leaving next semester. Will these people keep emailing me? Will I email them? I’ve already lost touch with nearly everyone I knew in Rio and London.

Is the facebook the only answer?

i imagine a Dr. Acula teaching at that university. sorry, bad joke.

kevin | December 7, 2005 1:27 PM


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