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.
Work is my drug of choice. I don’t do other drugs. I drink alcohol in moderation and abstain every Lent. I don’t seek high-risk and adrenaline-filled adventures. But, work and achievement have my number. They own me. When they call, I want to drop everything else in my life. If I am not careful, work
Fly fishing in winter isn’t for everyone. The wind, cold and rain can be punishing. It is why few do it, as more rational anglers stay indoors. But, the landscape is hauntingly beautiful, and the river is devoid of people. The stillness in the air is almost ominous, as the birds and bugs are gone.
I am very grateful to Mrs. T. for planning a surprise couples’ dinner for my birthday. She coordinated every detail with the restaurant, and I was overwhelmed by how beautiful everything looked. Mrs. T. did a lot of other work, such as painting the invitation and name cards. She had people submit adventure ideas for
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