I am a middle aged woman embarking on a new adventure in graduate school after retiring from the U.S. Army. Together with my sister, I hope to regale you with tales of past, present and future debauchery. It should be a fun ride.

Ok, now on to the details you care nothing about. I am attending graduate school at Sam Houston University persuing a Master’s in mass communications. I am very outgoing, I like food and dogs. I am highly allergic to cats and penicillins – death comes easily. I am a professional photographer, though I will not be featuring or advising on ¬†any of that through this forum. Throughout this semester I will attempt to guide you through my returning to university as a veteran, a female and a minority, however I believe most anyone attempting to assimilate into this new culture may find my posts reassuring that they are not the only one going through this madness. I welcome any and all questions regarding collegiate life, my posts or commentary and stories of your own.

That said, let the assignments come! My settee is loaded with blankets, my table with books and my hand a fresh cup of joe.

Rachel E. Dempsey

Names and places have been changed to protect the not so innocent.