Headed to Aggie-Land

texasA&MI leave tomorrow for a brief trip to College Station, Texas located near … well … it’s in Texas somewhere. My third son, Tyler, will defend his doctoral work and should end the day with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.

The practice there is for parents and friends to show up to watch the proceeding as professors grill the potential graduate before friends and family with intimidating questions — which has to be more entertaining than watching a graduation ceremony.

So I’m grateful for the opportunity to hear professors talk about enthalpy and such like. (I have no idea what it means either. But chem E people talk about it like it matters. I majored in math and stopped being able to understand Tyler’s discussion of his field about his junior year in college. I just respond with something like, “De miminis non curat lex.” We lawyers can talk in foreign languages, too.)

College Station is always a good trip — although I do have to question why such a ceremony is not on scheduled to match the Alabama vs. A&M game. That would have been nice.

I’ll be back Wednesday. Late. Might or might not comment while gone. But posts will continue per usual.

Oh, and “Roll Tide!!”

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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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3 Responses to Headed to Aggie-Land

  1. Nathan says:

    Congratulations to your son. That’s a very significant accomplishment.

    While I’m not fond of A&M being in the SEC, it is an excellent school. Plus, College Station has some good food, which is important. I hope you enjoy the trip and are safe.

    We’ll try to overlook that business about posting an AL video.

  2. Jim H says:

    Let your competitive spirit down a notch and soak up and enjoy a little of Aggieland’s many rich traditions. It’s one of a dwindling few of conservative American military constitutional loving universities left.

  3. Richard constant says:

    Jay wants to live in Aggieland he’s going to suffer loss.

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