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.

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 was quite witty much of the time, used to ask me:  Are you living, or merely existing?

That is a good question.