Tuesday, August 29, 2006




I don't believe I can in good conscience add Martin Sheen to the Star God block because I'm not sure he's earned it, not in the way Fred Astaire (god of gods) has earned it, but I can't help admire his general gumption. Here's an excerpt from an article on cnn.com:

Sheen, 66, has enrolled for a degree in English literature, philosophy and oceanography at the National University Ireland (NUI), Galway. The actor, whose mother hailed from the Irish county of Tipperary, has been quoted as saying he wanted to finish his education when he retired from acting as he never got his high school diploma, according to media reports. A dedicated supporter of liberal causes, Sheen has been arrested more than 60 times for public protests.

When I'm 66, I want to enroll somewhere and get a degree of somekind. It probably wouldn't change my life in a notable measure, but it would be nice to have that kind of goal and desire for continuous learning.

2 comments:

Rob7534 said...

Did he actually earn those degrees, or are they honorary?

Hmm... I just can't see him sitting quietly in class! :)

Rob said...

I think this is future tense--he's about to "sit quietly in class" presumably.