I am about to complete my first semester at graduate school. It is encouraging to see peers of the same age, and older. This class was not what I had in mind for a first semester offering. Neuroscience and philosophy…anyway it was interesting and although a fair bit of it was challenging for me to understand and get my head around, on the whole I did enjoy the class and my fellow students. The course load was daunting in the beginning but the content opened me up to a new perspective on life, which is one of the reasons I choose to torture myself (sic) . The class instruction and structure for me is what helped me to understand the content, it was very well executed. I hope everyone has a pleasant and safe summer.