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What a Long Strange Trip It Was


A well-paid high-tech job is the goal for many college students (and tech-school students and community-college students). Dan Carpenter got one right out of high school — but wanted something more. He took courses at his local commuter school (UA-Anchorage), hoping to find some subject that he could study and learn passionately. Only he couldn’t figure out what that “something” was. He gambled on quitting his job and attending a Great Books program in another state. You’ll have to read the rest of the story to find what he discovered there and what lessons he has to offer.


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