To stay sane, I have to brag every once in a while.

Ways in which some of my life is similar to the soldier Tom Cruise plays in the 2014 film, “Edge of Tomorrow.”

Cruise, as Cage, is fighting the invaders and dies many times, reborn each time to fight all over again until he learns to get it right, and finally defeat an enemy that is intent on wiping out humanity:

My college grade improvements:

Newswriting I: C-

Newswriting III: A

Basic instruction in teaching: C

Teaching English: A

News Editing: C

Magazine Production: A

In college, we had to take a gym course, so I chose bowling.

First bowling grade, bowled a 79: D

Final bowling test, bowled a 240.
 Final grade: A

Cruise made it look easy; this was difficult.