Monthly Archives: March 2012

Is summer coming

01-23-2011

I’m swimming in the

Ocean

But standing on the ground.

My hair is wet,

My feet are set,

in dirt that’s all around.

 

I’m looking up and seeing,

the clouds that pass me by.

And as they say,

The ocean bay,

makes up the tears they cry.

 

© 2011 Jediah Logiodice

Wow I guess it is cold

01-23-2011

 

I told her that it

Was not cold

So then I walked outside.

 

Please light my coal

And warm my toes,

The snowman yonder cried!

 

I guess it is cold.

 

© 2011 Jediah Logiodice

 

Can you afford an education?

I received notification that my graduation was approved: 4.0 GPA – I finished in just about 4 years, while working a full time job, adopting 2 children, running two businesses and juggling many other responsibilities including life.

Almost immediately after receiving notification I received an email saying that it was time to start talking about paying back the school loans. I knew it was going to be tough to pay back the loans I had to take to go to school, I just didn’t realize it would be this tough. Almost 7% interest, the payments for 10 years are going to be close to $600 a month.  WHAT?!?  I haven’t seen any tangible income earning potential as a result of this new found degree, and I certainly won’t see $600 dollars a month worth – probably EVER.  So what am I supposed to do, where am I supposed to find this new found income?

Even worse, is that I know I received my degree with about 40% less debt than most college students, first, I didn’t stay on campus, second after 17+ years in the field of Information Technology, I was able to petition out of a lot of courses, showing a mastery of expertise in many various and sundry topics, while saving almost 1/4 the price of many of the classes.

So, I spent 4 years paying the university to approve my learning as I was teaching myself; and for it, I no better job, no better job opportunities, no more income coming in; but somehow, I have to come up with another $600 a month.  Where?  It’s not there…  It’s going to be like squeezing blood from a stone.

 

Surviving Winter

Here is the first composite I have taken with my d7000 – it looks like an illustrious career for me, right?  🙂

 

I call this:  Surviving Winter!

 

Surviving winter