The autumn of my 37th year

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

Car Six

Well we said what happens in car six stays in car six. And that has been almost wholly true…until now. It happened to me, so I’m telling it. After you read about it, you will wonder why I decided to reveal this particular event.  And even as I sit here at 2:34 a.m. deciding whether to push the ‘publish’ button, I wonder whether I should, … Continue reading Car Six

If I knew your address

‘I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.’  It’s my favorite line from one of my all time favorite movies …You’ve Got Mail.  Awww. I guess it’s a little long in the tooth now (1998). The technology is kind of old. I suppose, ‘you’ve gotta tweet, or you’ve gotta twix (as an 85 year old I know … Continue reading If I knew your address