Category Archives: growth

My Son is Graduating College Today

Call me sentimental, but I’ve always loved graduations: the way they tie up loose ends and signify new beginnings, the chance to reflect on the past, and celebrate the future. I feel bad for the graduates of 2020. Schools closed … Continue reading

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Looking Back on High School

How did I get here? As my life ramped up to graduation day, the desire to just GO FAST, to feel the wind race past you with out knowing if you were running towards something or away. To just GO. … Continue reading

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A letter to my son on his graduation

Dear Chase, Congratulations on your high school graduation. Where to begin? All the years come suddenly to this moment and I am proud, I am thankful, I am emotional, I am nostalgic. And there is in me the dawning realization … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on turning 50

A few weeks ago I turned 50. Wow, how the hell did that happen? When I was in high school and college, 50 seemed so…old. When I turned 40 it was, “I’m just 21 with 19 years experience” Now even … Continue reading

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A letter to my son on his 18th Birthday

Dear Chase, Today you become a man. At least you are the legal age of maturity according to our society. You have waited patiently for this day and I am sure you wished you had time for a big celebration. … Continue reading

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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking — Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness. Not … Continue reading

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Landslide

Have you listened to a song a millions times but all of a sudden really heard it? I am sitting at the island in the kitchen writing an article. My earbuds in listening to what ever iTunes brings me. My … Continue reading

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The 12 Movie ‘Bests’ of Christmas 

There are so many great Christmas movies that it’s hard to know where to aim your remote at this time of year. Between classic Yuletide favorites, films whose Christmas segments have turned them into seasonal fare and an explosion of … Continue reading

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Benefits of Being Single During the Holidays

I was able to spend some time with my cousin this weekend. She said she feels  that she is a horrible girlfriend and feels bad that she is just not ready to be in a relationship. FEAR NOT!  ‘Tis the … Continue reading

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Dear 16 year old me

Dear 16-Year-Old Me, Life is going to kick your ass. Just you wait… I look at my 17 year old son. He really has his shit together so much more than I did when I was his age. There are … Continue reading

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