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Ben Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

It's that time again

Yesterday marked the 3 week countdown to the end of the term. After that I have 4 exams, and then I am officially done my first year of university! :arr: It's a strange feeling. I'm hard at work on my end-of-term assignments: an English essay, a book review for sociology, a small Rhetoric essay, and my regular math assignments. Those are going pretty well. I'm almost finished the rough draft of my English essay; I just need to make sure I start my sociology review in time to get it done comfortably and not leave it until, say, four days before the end of the term (like ... last time...).

Arthur C. Clarke died yesterday. :( It's kind of weird. He was 90, of course, but he was around for so long that you just sort of got comfortable with him being around, eh? Like Isaac Asimov, he was one of the science fiction giants who pioneered the field, steering it to its heights of greatness. His stories inspired me--particularly "The Nine Billion Names of God" and "The Star", even though I'm not a religious person. But he led a long, distinguished life, and now he gets a rest.