Thankfully, the wait at Urgent Care wasn’t so bad. Our son drove Mrs. T. and one of our daughters to the hospital. I was in the middle of a bad bug, lying in bed for three straight days, and could barely move. The diagnoses? Pneumonia for one and a double ear infection for the other.
Social media is full of posts from those recently admitted to colleges’ early admissions programs. Smiles, proud parents and achievements justly-deserved. But, there’s a dark side to it all. Recently, someone told me about another suicide attempt at Harvard College. It’s an open secret that colleges’ mental health service offerings cannot keep up with demand.
Mrs. T’s father is one of five children, each of whom had two to four children. Each of them in turn had two to four children, too. So, on Thanksgiving, in Connecticut, up to 60 people will gather when you add up all of the grandchildren, in-laws, boyfriends/girlfriends, and great-grandchildren. It is a special family
We’ve been driving around New England on some weekends to visit our college-aged children. It is a stunning way to see the region: orange, yellow and red leaves; the optimism and energy of youth at college; and cool and crisp air, signaling a change of seasons. When I was in college, I was always grateful
Yesterday, we dropped off our son at college. Having done this a few times, I feel that we have a system well in place. The move went very smoothly, and it was great to see his new room and meet some of his suite-mates. As is our tradition, Mrs. T. and I afterwards went out
During a trip abroad, at the end, all you truly have is your family. And, you’re grateful. I will explain below. On our last full day in Italy, Saturday, we walk a great deal on ancient cobblestones and past structures and monuments that are both richly detailed and towering. We visit some museums. The DaVinci