As I write this, I sit on a cool stone seat, near a burbling fountain hidden in the heart of campus. It is a secluded place, set away from the hustle and bustle of campus life. The gentle autumn winds swirl the faint fragrance of nearby rose bushes to my nose. As I look around I see the castles of campus surrounding me. Students walk to and from classes. Some stop and talk to one another, while others hurry along their way. Much is going on, but nobody notices me watching and observing.

These hidden nooks and corners are all over campus. You could come to OU, graduate, and never once notice them, but they are here. They remind me of the hidden meadows and enchanted forests of the fairy tales that my father would read to me as a young child; something straight out of Tolkien, or Lewis, or Mallory. In a way they bring back my childhood. Perhaps this is why I love them. Or maybe I just like to get away from everything from time to time. They leave you alone with your thoughts.

Whatever these hidden places are, they are here, and add to the majesty of the University. As Washington Irving once said, “He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.” The spell that enchants the University of Oklahoma is a strong one. I could not imagine a better place to be, to learn, or to grow.

It’s time for another blog.  As I have related previously, this is my final semester as an undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma.  I have also stated that my next step is law school.  All of my friends who are now in law school have approached studying for the LSAT and getting into law schools in different ways.  I’m going to relate to you my method.

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This is actually not the greatest blog in the world, this is just a tribute.

Since this is my first blog, it fits into the category of an introductory blog. My name is Shaun Houser. I’m six feet-two inches tall, and weigh a hundred and ninety pounds. I used to be able to two-hand dunk a basketball until I got fat and lazy. My likes are long walks on the beach, football, and Robot Unicorn Attack. My dislikes are spiders, scorpions, and carnival folk (all three terrify me). I am a super-senior philosophy major with a minor in classical culture. It’s my pre-law.

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