Introduction: About Me and My Blog

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Welcome to my blog!  I am Stephen, also known as “Bear”, or here as “The Non Trad Dad”, and here is where I chronicle my journey as a working professional, a father, a writer, an ordained minister and a returning non-traditional adult student.

I have re-matriculated at a local college where I first began my collegiate journey more than fifteen years ago before transfer to a larger university, and then onward “to the road less travelled” as they say.   As so eloquently put by Marcel Proust, “the voyage of discovery is not in seeking in new landscapes but in having new eyes.”  It is with new eyes and fresh perspective that has been cultivated by maturity and experience that I have returned to college to complete my degree.  I am pursuing my degree in American Studies. Afterward, I plan on continuing my education pursuing a master’s in American Studies and a Juris Doctor (law degree) — Columbia University is my top choice and would be an absolute dream come true.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it!

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