Monthly Archives: March 2015

Pittsburgh, NY and NJ – an education

My daughter and I enjoyed Boston during our college visits, so we left with some sadness. But then we sat on the airport tarmac for an hour due to snow and the de-icing process. That meant we missed our connection … Continue reading

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Feeling stressed? Mimic your fat old cat in the sun.

Now that my daughter and I are three weeks into this college shopping trip, a friend asked how I’m doing on choosing my attitude. (See That’s quite an affirmation ya’ got there…”). While our pace has been brisk, I’m happy … Continue reading

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The delights of Boston

Our second week of college shopping has been easier because we have settled into one apartment for the whole week. That’s made a big difference in our outlook – settling in. We are in a very eclectic neighborhood – went … Continue reading

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College shopping: Universities 3 – Mom 0

My daughter and I are on the east coast, college shopping. We flew non-stop from Honolulu to New York’s JFK airport – way too many hours sitting on my butt. I got some strange looks until I collected my suitcase … Continue reading

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“That’s quite an affirmation ya’ got there…”

It’s time for college shopping with my youngest. So, are we headed to California? No, the west coast is way too close to parents – a simple hop across the ocean. No, we are traveling to the east coast: Boston, … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures – beach hiking in Puako and other winter fun

“What are you doing in April?” The voice on the other end of the phone was my sister in Wisconsin. “Nothing, why?” “I can’t stand it anymore. I have the weather report on my phone for all my friends. The … Continue reading

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