Category Archives: college

West Coast Swing: taking my own advice

Last night I found myself in the arms of a stranger, 40 years my junior. It can happen to anyone. You just have to put yourself out there . . . I’m visiting my daughter who’s a senior in college … Continue reading

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Gifts and lessons from the sea at Lyme Regis, UK

The day began gray, with rain a good probability. It was about time really; I’d only had one day of rain the whole time I’d been in England. But it would be nice if it held off. This day, my … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – bucket list and Flamenco

As long as we’re in New York visiting colleges, I might as well check some things off my bucket list. My list was simple: 1) Chinese food in Chinatown, 2) Italian food in Little Italy, 3) a Broadway musical, and … Continue reading

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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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