Dropout Dilemmas; Paths Not Taken

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I confess the only reason I left school was the need to support a family. I had a fantasy of becoming a forensic pathologist, but I dropped my pre-med studies to devote full time to my law practice when school and work and being a single dad got to be too much and I had to choose. I know how odd that sounds coming from a ninth grade dropout who did not drop back in until the University of Texas was willing to take a chance on me…

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Steve Russell

Steve Russell

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Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)