Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Calling on Ganesh

photo of Ganesh mural at Annapurna's Chai house down on Central. Photo by Elaine Russell

From Wiki ---"Ganesha (Sanskrit: गणेश; IAST: Gaṇeśa; listen (help·info)), also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh and also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar, is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon.[5] His image is found throughout India.[6] Hindu sects worship him regardless of other affiliations.[7] Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains, Buddhists, and beyond India.[8]
Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify.[9] Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles[10] and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles (Vighnesha, Vighneshvara)."

I am whispering to Ganesh today... remover of obstacles. My son took some tests, and hopes to get into CNM asap. He will be 18 in a couple of weeks, so it actually complicates his entry as to whether he wants to be admitted as a High school student taking college classes; or if he wants to declare himself graduated from home-school, and enter as a Freshman. In order to do that, I have to:
  • Requested a release from Santa Fe ( he is homeschooled and needs and official paper )... called 'em
  • Declare himself graduated, and issue him his diploma.
  • Write him up a formal transcript of his schooling for the past 5 yrs.. ..doing tomorrow
  • Get his test results from the Accuplace testing to see what classes he can take... waiting results... he took the test today.
  • Take the TABE test (pre-GED )... and he did really well.
  • (optional) have him take the GED on March 23rd (next available test date)... maybe ?
  • Sign him up at Admissions, and have him take the orientation class... will do as soon as I recieve the papers from Santa Fe

In the meantime, he is surfing the catalogue to see what classes he qualifies to take based on his test results, and what classes he is interested in. The next official semester doesn't start for a couple months, but he can take classes as early as Feb 2nd for a short semester... if we can get his papers in order by then.
It's exciting, confusing, frustrating.. and lots of other adjectives I can't come up with right now.