Author Archives: oldhwysixwest

About oldhwysixwest

I'm currently pursuing a PhD in accounting at LSU. I also write fiction when I can (usually 4 am).

Words of Wisdom

Out of the mouths of babes, they say.  Last night I was working on my second epiphany of the evening and it unfortunately involved solving 2 equations with multiple unknowns and used summation notation. Lucky for me Babe#1 is majoring … Continue reading

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You Had Me at No

Some people like a challenge. I may or may not be one of them, depending on the challenge. Ben Bell put some musicality to this one, too. You push me away And I come right back. My heart compensates For … Continue reading

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La Louisianne

Need some musicality to go with the whisky and lyrics (and Ben delivers): La Louisianne You taste like rye whisky with a dash of absinthe You talk like a couyon, never making no sense You look like a muddy boot, … Continue reading

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Instant Pot

After spending the fall semester in a literal and metaphorical cave, I emerged to see the Instapot recipes take a commanding lead over POTUS posts on my Facebook feed. You can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that Libertarians had not … Continue reading

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The Two-th

Way back in 2012 my starting goal post count was one a week, which got downgraded to one a month-ish when I started the PhD program. Since August lasted about 90 days this semester, I’m not too far off my … Continue reading

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Raining in My Heart

August. Here we are again. The last week in August. Years of storms and heartbreak. The memories pile up like ruined furniture and moldy refrigerators on sludge-covered sidewalks. Sharing our loss makes the burden almost bearable. We experience moments of … Continue reading

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Top 3 Reasons to Get a PhD

Pink said, “Just give me a reason,” and Lady Gaga said she had a Million Reasons. Ever in search of the middle ground, I came up with 3: 3. Relive your misspent youth with a higher credit card limit. (I wish. … Continue reading

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