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...in a nutshell

I don’t often post other people’s material in its entirety, but the regularity with which I hear the importance of the arts being belittled as some sort of relaxing pastime in the school week prompts me to do so.  73 more words

Why Your College Essay Matters

A lot of you will dread the essay part of your college application, but you must pay attention to writing a dynamic essay that really lets colleges know who you are, how you think, what you have learned (not just your grades), and what is important to you. 139 more words

College Applications

A Wise Man Said

Recently a wise man reminded me that you don’t really appreciate things until you lose them or teeter on the edge of doing so.  That wise man was my eldest son and the thing I was considering losing was the garden. 575 more words


Just go for it

This will be a short post. Not sure I need to say more than this: there’s no question that as we age (I’m 47), our bodies change. 304 more words

Staying Fit

The Importance of Exploring San Francisco

I’ll warn you now – this is a picture-filled post! A few weekends ago, my good friends Huong and Otter (Brian to the rest of you) flew up to NorCal, and we all spent a day in San Francisco together. 604 more words


The Importance of Hand-Written Notes and Phone Calls

As mentioned in my previous post, there were two things I wanted to share after my 24th birthday: The importance of friendship and…

2) The Importance of Hand-Written Notes and Phone Calls… 413 more words