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January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Here are the next two bags that I have made.  Both are the same size and style.  The lighter bag was factory finished, the darker bag began as unfinished leather like the first bag.

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Tan Bag

Tan Bag

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Side View

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January 16, 2013 Leave a comment

The Grumpy Giraffe

University has typically been referred to as a privilege. This is true, especially in the age where a girl can get shot for wanting to receive an education. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) of UCLA surveyed thousands of “college freshmen” (for those who are not American, “college” refers to both university and college students) on their perception of their own abilities.

Many described themselves as exceptional.

A 2006 study from CIRP showed that modern college students are more ambitious, leading to an “ambition inflation”. This is a more eloquent way of saying “the bigger something is, the harder they’ll fall”. A quick example can be drawn from some American Idol contestants and the shock registered when a judge says that the contestant isn’t their cup of tea.

To be fair, going to post-secondary education (PSE) does require ambition. When I applied to university, I was ambitious to embark on…

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