Choosing a Roommate

While typing something about my son’s attempt to find a college roommate, I made a typo that turned it into doommate. With College in the Time of Coronavirus, that seems appropriate. The university’s system for choosing roommates and assigning dorms puts so much responsibility on students to navigate a sometimes murky, misleading, and constantly changingContinue reading “Choosing a Roommate”

Photo Friday: For the Birds

It’s back! My cousin Kevin made this Bird Library for me a few years ago. When we moved last year, we uninstalled it from our old yard and brought it along to the new house. And then, a few months ago, a tree limb fell on the roof and cracked it. I had a heckuvaContinue reading “Photo Friday: For the Birds”

Photo Friday: What the Flock?

Because of the pandemic, my son’s high-school graduation a couple weeks ago had to be a virtual ceremony, which took some of the fun out of the occasion. The school’s All-Night Grad Party had to be canceled too, along with the party we were planning and the prom and all the spring concerts. My motherContinue reading “Photo Friday: What the Flock?”

Distance Learning

There is a lot of talk about what happens to schools this fall, in the face of a virus that is just not letting up. Will they open as usual? Will they stay closed, with students continuing online classes from home? Or will there be some combination of both? Alexandria schools did as well asContinue reading “Distance Learning”

Photo Friday: Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, here is a photo of my own dad, seen here with my son. This was taken three years ago in South Carolina. My husband, son, and I traveled there to visit my sister Sue, while my father and stepmother joined us from California. We were supposed to getContinue reading “Photo Friday: Father’s Day”

Friday Photo: One More Week

My son graduates high school next week, on June 13. It will be a different kind of high-school graduation, with the graduates at home in their own living rooms watching the ceremony on television and computer screens. But they were asked to submit photos of themselves in caps and gowns, to be displayed as eachContinue reading “Friday Photo: One More Week”

Accentuate the Negative

My son and I do not have Covid-19. We had our coronavirus tests a few days ago, and the results came back today. We had no symptoms and no reason to believe we were sick, so we are pleased but not surprised to report that we are happily negative. Bob’s result isn’t in yet, butContinue reading “Accentuate the Negative”