A New Semester Begins

Winter break is over, and my son went back to campus today. It’s also his 21st birthday! So he’s out of that gray area between 17 and 21, when he was an adult for some things and not others. It shouldn’t be that hard to believe. He’s 6-foot-3 and wears a size 15 shoe. ButContinue reading “A New Semester Begins”

Concert Month

I attended a concert at my son’s university last night, a student recital. The school really does have an excellent music department, though I’m afraid a lot of non-music majors and their parents don’t know it. The concert was the senior recital of a Music Composition student. These recitals are completely student-directed. He had toContinue reading “Concert Month”

Father’s Day Festivities

Yesterday was Father’s Day, and Bob’s choice of what do for it involved eating crabs by the Chesapeake Bay. So we drove out to Deale, Maryland, in the afternoon and ate at a restaurant on the dock, with a view of the boats. The weather was perfect, Bob got his crabs, and my vegetable-averse sonContinue reading “Father’s Day Festivities”

In a Hole in the Ground, There Lived a Hobbit…

Greetings from Middle Earth, where it was snowing as I arrived here in the Shire on Monday. This was after a 75-degree day on Sunday, and temperatures in the 80s for several days before that. Bob and I had driven down to Harrisonburg on Saturday to spend Easter with Jon Morgan at JMU. I bookedContinue reading “In a Hole in the Ground, There Lived a Hobbit…”