For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. (T. S. Eliot) It was a beautiful Christmas Eve day in the burbs of Atlanta. People were out shopping at our outdoor mall in short-sleeved tee-shirts. It was a bit windy and my hair blew every which way, but the cool air felt wonderful on my face and arms. … Continue reading What will the New Year bring?
In August I began my 37th fall semester working in higher education. Every year a new batch of freshman come to college; and where I now work, a new batch of adult students either come to college for the first time or more likely come back to college after having stopped out some time ago. The average age of our students is well over 20. I can’t … Continue reading The autumn of my 37th year
Here are twenty pieces of advice for twenty-somethings that I learned in my twenties; they have served me well over a lifetime thus far. Appreciate your parents. Tell them you love them. Relationships end and/ or change in your thirties, if they haven’t already. You are not promised your parents forever. Get educated early in life. Very few jobs require only a high school diploma. … Continue reading Twenty Twenty
Last week I went to Camp WIOA. We woke up early at the first light of dawn, and after making up our bedrolls we’d go down to the canteen for a big, hearty breakfast of stacks of hot buttermilk flapjacks with pure maple syrup, and bowls of sweet fresh fruit including juicy peaches and plump blackberries and raspberries with cream. Then we’d scurry off to … Continue reading Camp WIOA
You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again. Tom Petty When we Baby Boomers were establishing our careers, getting married, having children, etc. there was no My Space nor Facebook. There were no cell phones with free … Continue reading When our worlds’ collide
A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you. — Bob Proctor The man who hired me for my first job in higher education died this week. And I cried. He was more like a dad to me in some ways than he was a boss; but, he was the person … Continue reading My first higher ed job