Posts Tagged ‘ college ’

Getting older leads to sleepless night

August 17, 2018
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I was going to bed late, had to get up early for work—probably should’ve skipped that cup of coffee—and I was getting old. Wow, my son turned 15! I am old. I lay in bed…

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Memo to our kids: The family has decided to downsize

January 18, 2018
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[Author’s note: The following is a memo I plan to send my two daughters upon their college graduations, informing them that they are now officially responsible for their own lives – and phone bills.] MEMO…

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Trading Stories at My College Reunion

June 27, 2017
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I just returned from my 40th college reunion. It was an amazing experience to reconnect with many people I have not seen in decades. What college did I attend, you ask? Well if you guessed…

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No grad left behind

June 19, 2017
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Streamers and banners are down, and balloons have given up their last hits of helium. The auditorium is empty, and pomp and circumstance have been packed away until next year. Graduation is officially over. High school speeches…

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A Parent’s Commencement Address to His College Graduates

June 13, 2017
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[Author’s Note: Both of my daughters graduated from college this year. This is my commencement address to them on reaching this important milestone in life.] Today marks the official start of your lives as college…

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I’ve Got Our Nation’s Back?

January 5, 2016
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As I was scrolling through my email inbox deleting—for lack of a better word—crap, I came across an invitation from a “prestigious” online university inviting me to become part of our nation’s security team. According…

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Yellow Pea Soup and Why Sweden Never Gets Invaded

November 30, 2015
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Swedish Soup YELLOW PEA SOUP WITH PORK (Ärter med fläsk) INGREDIENTS 1¼ pounds yellow split peas 6½ cups water 8 ounces salt pork 1 carrot 1 large yellow onion ¾ teaspoon fresh ginger (about ⅔”)…

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My Not to Do List – 5

September 23, 2015
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I’m continuing with my virtuous inertia. Here are things I won’t be doing or eating today. 1) I will not cook or eat lutefisk. Cooking lutefisk in banned by the Geneva Convention. It looks like…

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When Commencement Speeches Attack

July 5, 2015
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When Commencement Speeches Attack

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   With June comes graduation, and I always wanted to do a commencement speech. I don’t know why. I’m not that good at public speaking, and I’d guess a graduating class…

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The Great Jello Assault

June 15, 2015
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Kids love Jello. Or so we are told. But as a kid, I never “got” it. I saw it as a worthless food-like substance that didn’t taste like it looked, frequently contained hidden fruit, and…

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