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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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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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Getting Home from the Airport Successfully College Life / Hobbies & Travel / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Traveling has become a recent occurrence in my life ever since my mother died. About once a month, I go from Point A to Point B to visit my elderly father. One thing I learned pretty quickly was that it is very easy to lose your car in a 9-story parking garage at the airport. Covered parking is only one of the options...

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The Fast Track to New Glasses College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Have you ever gone to get new glasses and found the process long, complicated, and boring? I have a fast way to get glasses that will look great and will be everything you’d hoped for. First, make sure your hair and makeup are exactly how you usually wear them. You want to give the salesperson your usual look, not something you just tried...

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Beware of tunnel scams College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: I was faced with another scam recently and I wanted to pass it along to you. Based on the website for the Elizabeth River Tunnel company, I am not the only person who has been charged with running their toll gate without paying. Here is my reply to their bill for about $6.00. It’s not the bill; it’s the ethics involved.


Please Don’t Over-Share College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: You know the type: this person seems really nice but then he or she starts talking. Within minutes the individual has shared every bad thing that has ever happened to him or her for the past _____ years. Please don’t do that to your professor. I am not a trained psychologist. I am not your therapist. I am not the Psycho warden. I...

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Whac-A-Mole Backpacks College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Backpacks are a wonderful invention. The amazing thing about them is that, when someone has strapped his or hers on, it seems to magically disappear. You know how that goes. The person has a fully-loaded knapsack and seems completely oblivious to the havoc he or she is raising by -oops- turning around and smacking all passersby with that whac-a-mole backpack. This seems to...

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