The Knower Of All Things…

I live with the knower of all things.  I live with a teenager. There is no topic that the knower of all things cannot opine on.  She is sure that she has something critical to contribute to all conversations.  She cannot be convinced that she may have gaps in her knowledge base. It can be…
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Let The Debates Begin…

My daughter Cheyenne has decided to join the high school debate team.  I am excited about this.  And I am also a little bit afraid. I am excited because I think it will be a great growth experience for her.  I am a little bit afraid because she already is quite the debater at home…
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An Ambassador Of Joy And Light…

The Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture moved over to the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) this year.  My department is also in AHSS and I was thrilled when they moved into the college.  I have come to be a big fan of the architecture program through what I have learned from…
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I Am Not The Last Of My Species…

According to Cheyenne I am the ONLY parent (a.k.a. dinosaur) in the entire universe of her friends and acquaintances that insists on speaking with another teenager’s parent when  she wants to spend the night at their house.  I get the impression whenever I insist that my expectations of chatting with another child’s parents be met…
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Hugging Her Mom At The High School – Not Going To Happen.

Lately Cheyenne and I have been arriving at her school in the morning at the same time as one of her friends and her father.  We both pull up to the curb to let off our respective offspring.  Cheyenne gets out grabs her stuff, on a rare day may mutter a hurried “bye”, and slams…
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