College Life


Marrying before Graduation College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: I meet young people every day who chose to get married before graduating from college. The question is: Should you do this or should you wait? Let’s go through some pros and cons. The pros include being married to your soul mate (please note that no one has ever told me that she is marrying someone who isn’t her soulmate). Being able to...

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Fine Lines and Tightrope Walking College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Do you ever feel like there is a very narrow line between your life working well and sheer disaster? Sometimes I think some of my students experience that, as they sign up for a boatload of classes while working full time, caring for their family, and finding time for themselves and their spouse. And the thing is, they keep plowing along, not doing...

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You Don’t Always Get What You Want College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Here you are. You are a senior in college. You have carefully set up your class schedule so that you can get the professors you want. You have the semester all figured out. Until you don’t. What happened? Well, the professors are told what classes they will be teaching. They start work on preparing the classes during their off time and then, suddenly,...

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Don’t Depend on the Professor to Bail You Out College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: This term has been an interesting one. I have a couple of online students who depended on my grace to get them through the semester. One claimed he didn’t know we had a semester-end project due. Apparently, he never read the syllabus, the course schedule, any of my announcements, or any of the emails I sent him. He submitted a half-effort the last...

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Light Bulbs Going Off College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Sometimes, it takes a little while before the light bulbs go off. What I mean by this is that some students don’t get themselves together academically for a while. For some, it takes longer than for others. I once knew a man who had 120 credits (enough for a bachelor’s degree) but he didn’t even have an associate’s degree (60 credits). His wife...

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Finishing well versus Quitting College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: I relearned a valuable lesson recently. Many years ago, there was an Olympic speed skater who was very close to the finish line. Then he fell. He wasn’t hurt, but he sat on the ice and had a pity party. He couldn’t hear the commentators, who were yelling through their headset microphones. All he had to do, they said, was get up and...

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This Weekend’s Radio and Television Appearances Books / College Life / Hobbies & Travel / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hi Everyone: I will be on the Andre Whitehead shows this weekend. Here is a list of those appearances. I hope you can tune in. I also hope I didn’t embarrass myself! This weekend we’ll introduce you to an author, educator and blogger discussing becoming “Suddenly Single!” You just have to meet Sheri Dean Parmelee on TV Sat 7am WGNT/27 in Tidewater, Sun 9am on...

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