Gestation and Graduation

Gestation and Graduation

At first blush, babies and degrees don’t have that much in common. But, over the past three years, I’ve learned that they in fact do have much in common. Both cause you to gain weight, lose sleep, think about the future, and drain your bank account. Both are long-term commitments, require late night phone calls…

Roaring into the Twenties

Roaring into the Twenties

There is something special about this decade, Old Sport. Not only is it the first one in two decades that had an easy name, The Twenties (What does one call single digit decade years??). But the 2020’s also recall the 1920’s, a decade of glitz, glamour and gumption. I decided to celebrate our entry into…

Crike!

Crike!

What happens when you fly across the world? What happens when you change 2 seasons and 14 time zones in one trip? How does such an experience change you? I’ve heard it said that, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” I can think of a few other examples of things…

Gumption & Graduations

Gumption & Graduations

Sometimes walking across a stage takes great gumption. Not because the act of ambulation is challenging (though wearing layers and layers of velvet is a bit inhibiting). The challenge comes in the difficulty of expecting one jaunt across a stage to summarize years of work. We whittle down an entire degree to ten seconds of…

A Comedy of Errors

A Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare penned the story of my life long ago. It is called “A Comedy of Errors” and although I don’t have a twin, a shipwreck, or a neck ruffle, this play’s title perfectly describes my experience! My life is a series of challenges, or unfortunate events, or obstacles to climb over, or disconnected items…

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