The Log blog
Musings of the director of student publications.
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|April 2011||June 2011|
05/12/11 13:40 PMThe truth is out—I am a coward. Every semester, shortly before graduation, I lapse into my role as Queen of De-Nial. I pretend that next week will be just like last week, that the same precious Pine Loggers (and Stone Fort-ers, for that matter) who are in and out of the office today will be in the same place, doing the same things they have done for the past few years. They will NOT leave Student Publications or Nacogdoches or me. They will NOT be moving away from college and into the world as grown-ups with professional careers and families and lives. Approaching their college graduation, a transition for which they have worked for at least 16 years (some longer,) most of them are first deliriously excited and, then, frozen with fear. They are moving into that scary...
05/09/11 09:18 AMI’ve always been proud of the fact that The Pine Log has a pretty healthy network of alumni. We’re literally scattered everywhere—all over Texas, of course, and California, New York City, Seattle, Florida, Kazakhstan . . . huh? I spent Friday evening at dinner with Beth, a former Pine Log editor who lives in Kazakhstan, described by Wikipedia as “a transcontinental country located in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.” For almost 20 years she has lived in a place that I had to look up on a map to figure out where it was located. I discovered it was in Asia, surrounded by Russia, China, Iran and a whole host of other“-stan” countries. A few years after her SFA graduation, she married her husband and they moved to Kazakhstan as employees of...