Over the past 26 or so years, my dad has consistently repeated two statements which stand out in my mind:
1) Listen to your mother. (usually at an annoying time when I want to do just the opposite.)
2) You WILL have an advanced degree.
Well Dad, you were right about a lot, and (surprisingly) not least of which the fact that I'd someday pursue and advanced degree. So here I go. I'll start on the path toward a Master's of Public Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio in just a few weeks.