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This is called "Me browsing reddit when I should be doing hw"
This is called "Me browsing reddit when I should be doing hw"
This is called “Browsing Reddit when I should be doing homework”

I’m not sure why I enjoy this sort of art; it’s got to be the space and the simplicity in these works. I mean, it looks as though it was the product of a 8 year old, and at the same time it’s something admirable and enjoyable. I actually ran across this image on Reddit and thought I should share it. Maybe it’ll strike you like it did me. Maybe not.

This leads into more of a ramble on my hobbies. I love old stuff, whether it’s poetry, art, religion, philosophy, etc. It’s apparent to me that the classics have shaped us more than we care to admit, even if we haven’t had any direct contact with them. I’m talking about drama and its effect on society in the East and West. The Greek classics for the latter, the Noh dramas for the former. I’ve never been much of an artist, but I’ve always seen the merit in picking up the skills our day and age might not necessarily need. That is, botany, sewing (clothes making in particular), woodblock print, and especially cooking. I’ll elaborate on the cooking; cooking is something I believe more people should acquire as a skill. Most of my friends, being around the age of 20, still don’t know how to make themselves anything more complicated than top ramen. It is embarrassing not to be able to take care of yourself and be self-sufficient. Don’t handicap yourself; learn to be independent and therefore self-sufficient and productive. Eating out isn’t always an option and it definitely isn’t affordable either.

So how does this tie to going to MC?

Self-Sufficiency. I don’t care what career path you choose as I have no opinion on going the humanities route vs. the STEM route. As long as it puts food on the table and you enjoy it, by all means do.

Until next Wednesday, Auf Wiedersehen



I am 20 years old and reside (for the most part) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I am on my second full year of classes(one year I took a single class as I was working). I have, however, recently moved to Prince George’s County and take my classes almost fully online for the exception of one short class at Takoma Park MC. I plan to finish my associates this fall or winter semester and transfer to a 4-year with an associates in General Studies.

Montgomery College has been my main occupancy for the past 2 years and I believe it’s also been the setting in which I’ve transformed and grown as an individual the most. I won’t say that the College is fully responsible for my change, but it has been a nurturing environment for me to trip up and fall down a couple times. Whether the issue was medical, personal, or economical. MC has been a forgiving institute, that I can say is unique to any 4-year. I feel that if I didn’t take my first steps at MC I wouldn’t be in college right now. I’d be in the army. Hmm, don’t the say the pen is mightier than the sword anyway?

So what now? Well I hope this introduction can show you a little of my background, as I am not a deeply personal man, I actually don’t talk about myself much, even less do I complain. Yet, I see this blog as accomplishing a task greater than a self-dominated diary of my experiences. I want this blog to persuade you to, if you haven’t decided already, to enroll at Montgomery College, I promise you won’t regret it.

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  1. Jake, my family loves to cook, but I can see it is almost a dying art! What a shame since it not only tastes better, is healthier and cost less, but it brings friends and family together. In my family, the men are all great cooks too! I am proud of that. I also am an advocate of self sufficiency and very often rely on me, myself and I. I am usually a believer of ‘if you want something done right, do it yourself’, but self sufficiency can translate into many things, including financial ones.

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