College Life


It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This College Life / Uncategorized

Hi everyone: I had the MOST fun this afternoon. My colleagues and I got to do a “meet and greet” for incoming freshmen. Their wide-eyed looks, frozen silence, and unabashed youthfulness were charming. They sat silently during our informal presentation. Two of them were accompanied by parents. Here were about 20 young people, standing (or, in their case, sitting) on the brink of their adulthood....

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The Perfect Storm of Assignments or I’m Terribly Late on my Homework so What Do I do Now? College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: This may be crunch time for your assignments. It is for a couple of my summer classes. You know how it is: it’s summertime. You don’t feel like doing your homework. It’s a nice day. Your spouse or kids want to go to the pool. You agree to go, for a little while. Next thing you know, that “little while” turns into all...

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The Difference Between Whining and Having Real Concerns College Life / Uncategorized / Writing & Grammar

Hello everyone: Sometimes in group work, one of the partners does all the work “because it’s easier than asking someone to help.” But that defeats the purpose. The only thing one member learns is to be a free loader. The other teammate feels put upon. Neither learns to work as a team. I was in a group once where we had to write a 42-page...

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The True Measure of a Person College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Believe it or not, you can tell a lot about a potential spouse or significant other by how he or she plays a game and how he or she behaves in college. One of my previous blog postings talked about my beloved Mexican Train Dominoes and I got some excellent feedback on that subject (about the dominoes, not the choice of a spouse)....

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Taking a Break is Fine but Don’t Forget to Get Back to Work College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Many of my students are taking the summer off…to work. That’s a good thing, refreshing their minds, getting some work experience or internships done. Perhaps you will do the same thing. Or maybe you are the kind of person who is soldiering on, taking classes during the summertime in an effort to get ahead a bit. Both are good ideas. Even if you...

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College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Mexican Train Dominoes or How to Pick a Mate Hello everyone: As I was playing Mexican Train Dominoes last night, I thought how it would be a great way to pick a potential mate. Stay with me on this for a minute- I know it sounds weird. How does the person playing against you handle victory? Defeat? Are the...

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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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