Shortcutting his way through the snowy Deering Oaks, me thinks this might be a student on his way to the University of Southern Maine (USM) campus. It's a beautiful trip through the trees, albeit quite frigid. When I was taking graduate classes there, I did a lot of walking, but not through the Oaks. I was coming from the other side of the campus. We lived at Woodfords Corner and took evening classes after work. I must admit, in my haste to get free from the cold, I seldom took the time to appreciate a wide-open scene in the city like this.