Don't Forget To Catch Me

Maureen Duffy writes in with more advice for Crusher:

A gentleman asked for an appointment with me yesterday to talk about the Master's Program that I direct. He wanted to do a dual M.S. degree.

"How long would that take?" he inquired.

"About 3-4 years part-time," I responded.

"Goodness," he said. "I'm already 45 years old. By the time I finish I'll be almost 50."

"Yes," I said, "but if you *don't* go ahead and do it, in four years you'll be almost 50 anyway -- and degree-less."

Good advice indeed. One hopes that Ensign Crusher is reading this.