I am originally from southwestern Virginia and I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism/English from Radford University.

It's quite a lovely campus, and it's in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  Click to view the gallery here!

Needless to say, many things in the area were called RU something or other, and I happened to live for a while in the biggest apartment complex in the town of Radford, which was called RU Living.

How can you not wax existential when you live in a place asking the very question?  My brother, who is quite witty much of the time, used to ask me:  Are you living, or merely existing?

That is a good question.