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More Murphy’s Law Mayhem

More Murphy’s Law Mayhem

Murphy’s Law is at it again, ruining my (not-so) well planned scheme to submit my FM paper.   The paper itself is a bit confusing, as it requires a literature review and data analysis. On the surface, that wouldn’t seem to be much of an issue, but I can tell just by a cursory glance […]

Are We in Kansas Yet, Toto?

Are We in Kansas Yet, Toto?

Well now…that wasn’t so bad after all. The FRM exam was tough, but not unreasonable. Actually, I felt like an idiot when I received the exam paper, as roughly 90% of the information I’d spent two days cramming did not appear on the exam. I guess we could say that my risk management strategy was […]

A Slight Ray of Hope

A Slight Ray of Hope

Let’s see…somewhere in between pure panic mode and downright desperation, I got an encouraging word. I just happened to check my university email today on a lark. To my surprise, I received an email that confirmed my progression to the dissertation stage of my MSc program.   Honestly, it was a bit of a relief, […]

Time to Hit the Panic Button

Time to Hit the Panic Button

Yikes! How did we get here yet again? Being a distance learning student at the master’s level is one constant challenge. Life continues at a breakneck pace, and trying to achieve the ever elusive work-life balance is challenging in and of itself. Adding two simultaneous modules on top of that is enough to make reasonably […]

Bigfoot Sighting

Bigfoot Sighting

No, I didn’t actually see Bigfoot. However, I had an experience that was just as rare as sighting Sasquatch or Nelly (the Loch Ness Monster) or a purple unicorn. I feel like I just won the lottery. Maybe I should check my bank account.   You’ll have to excuse my enthusiasm….no, let’s go with exuberance……hmm…how […]

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