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Post grad school blues: Job searches are hard

vcuwilderI earned my masters degree in urban planning from Virginia Commonwealth University three months ago. I finished my final project and course work in May, but it feels like much longer than that. Continue reading

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I’m done! Why did I earn my Master’s Degree in Urban Planning?

Cover of the Recreational Plan: James River & Kanawha Canal

Cover of the Recreational Plan: James River & Kanawha Canal

In early May 2015, I completed a four-year mission to earn my Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. I didn’t do it alone. I had help from my wife, Trish, and my children, Mitchell and Carly.

They allowed me the time to get his work done. I skipped some family events. Stayed home or on campus when I could have been doing more as a father. Continue reading

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Meeting the People: Speaking before an audience

SouthhamptonI’m now presentation guy. I’ve delivered a few power points now on the book “Discovering Richmond’s Monuments” for which I was photographer, editor and researcher. So far my favorite was presenting to a crowd of about 25 at St. Mary’s Woods assisted living facility in the West End. I was very lucky to have an attentive, patient and knowledgeable audience for that one. Next up, the good people of the Southampton Citizen’s Association. Southsiders! Continue reading

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Ready for Spring 2014 grad school

GRTC Bus Depot

GRTC Bus Depot before the 2013 RVA Street Art Festival

After a much needed respite the past five weeks, its time to get insanely busy again. The kids are back in school and all of their activities are back in full swing and starting this week, my graduate school studies will begin again at Virginia Commonwealth University. Continue reading

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