Got To Admit

I’m feeling better about this round of visa application. Although Margaret will quickly point out that I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy, I have at least a tenuous basis for my confidence this time. When I first applied, the Embassy rejected me right away — literally the next day after they opened my file —…

Catching Up To Do

As the school year begins — even an ocean away — I’m beginning to feel like a genuine biblical scholar again, and that means a heightened interest in works pertaining to my research. Unfortunately, I can no longer take books out of Duke’s library, and all my own books are packed away; they depart Richmond…

Picturing Intriguing Internet

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a few days, but my reluctance to do anything more complicated than push the “Get Mail” button distracted me: Liz Lawley and several colleagues from RIT, the Rochester Leader and Democrat, and other community leaders have prepared “Picture the Impossible,” an exciting project that engages their audience…

Strictly Coincidental?

According to the Guardian, Britain’s “complicated new visa rules” have deterred numerous would-be students from traveling to the UK for their education. I don’t know the extent to which my own visa situation mimics that of student applicants, except to know that the Highly Skilled Worker system underwent a parallel revision recently, but my experience…