I have a dear friend (brilliant, compassionate,
very funny woman with a marvelous artistic temperament)
who has accrued enormous student loans in pursuit &
attainment of a PhD. So what happens now?
She goes back to college to get a degree which will
provide her with a job that pays well enough
to allow her to pay off above-mentioned loans.
Here's the best part: her current employer will
pay for her schooling. I mean, the schooling
to get the degree to pay off the PhD loan.
Some crazy stuff.
(This same friend was hiking on Mt. Rainier
recently and encountered a bear. An elusive bear.
And where did Mr. Bear go? They did not know.
It was a speedy mile+ back to the car and they
expected Mr. Bear to pop out at any moment
and bare his bear-teeth. Yikes.)