Bloganuary 14: What is a Challenge You Faced and Overcame

It took me a few minutes to think of something to write about here. I don’t feel like I’ve dealt with a lot of what I would call challenges. Maybe I’m not defining it properly. I finally settled on the challenge of my first three semesters of college. My dad died in February of my … More Bloganuary 14: What is a Challenge You Faced and Overcame

College and Corona

There is a lot in the news about colleges and corona. Campuses that have had large outbreaks and have sent students home. Colleges that have suspended in person learning. Colleges that are doing OK so far(not that they make the news). Debate about sending students home once there is an outbreak. I agree with Dr … More College and Corona

School Update

It seems these days I’m doing more of an online journal thing like I did on LiveJournal. I don’t plan to continue this, but since I have an update from yesterday’s post I guess I will do it. Yesterday I wrote about the School Limbo we were in where the university emailed about a hybrid … More School Update

School Limbo

Update – housing has officially been canceled. Everything sucks. Yesterday was the day we were supposed to hear from my daughter’s college about plans for the fall semester. The day went by and there was no email. Finally, right as I was about to go to bed she gets the email As expected, the plan … More School Limbo

More School Stress

My daughter was supposed to study abroad in Italy this fall. We are pretty sure that won’t happen, but the school still has not confirmed they are canceling study abroad and keep pushing back the dates for a decision. Due to the fact that she was going to study abroad, she did not apply for … More More School Stress

Empty Nest Day

Today is the day. For the first time since 1996 we will have no kids living at home. We are loading the car this morning and moving our daughter in to her dorm. I’m not sure I’m ready for that drive back in an empty car. I’m hoping I can hold off on the crying … More Empty Nest Day

College…Or Not

I recently read this article in the Washington Post – Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees A Trump supporter explains rising conservative anger at American universities. I don’t agree with the people quoted that colleges are brainwashing young adults and turning them into liberal elites, but I do agree with the premise that college is not … More College…Or Not