Upsetting
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
 
The dormant wreckage of my academic career began like a supernova burst at Temple University 15 years ago this summer, when I took Dr. Edward Glick’s “Intro to Poli Sci” class at the Philadelphia school’s Ambler campus.

Glick’s summer course might have been not only the beginning but also the apex of my academic career, for it was the last time I really remember caring about school, and I was genuinely pissed off when I only got a B+.

After that, and as a young man from the West Coast spellbound by the poisonous beauty of the East Coast, it was all downhill as I repeatedly fell in love, passed myself off as a Wharton School student to gain acceptance with the Main Line girls, went to Italy and flamed out of school before the first President Bush was out office.
 
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