A Familiar College Visit

Can you go back? To college, that is. I loved college. My daughter Tara is now a junior at my alma mater, University of Dayton; my other daughter Devon is going to attend UD in the fall. I feel lucky to often visit this school that offered me so many opportunities, helped shape my adult …

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Porch Detail

A close up from the UD porch picture I posted last night.  I was wondering what made the students leave in the middle of their card game. And thinking about the reunion, I was wondering who had more fun--those of us who attended all the evening events (friends and alcohol aplenty) or those of us …

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Ghetto Porches

I was reluctant to attend my college reunion.  It's a busy time, a busy summer, and it was another weekend away from home.  But, after emailing and connecting on Facebook with a wide variety of old friends who were going, I made the 6-hour drive to University of Dayton for my reunion. And what an …

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Weekend Getaway #2 with College Spirit

Do you remember your first visit to a college campus?  Mine was a day of sensory overload, a rah-rah Notre Dame football game, tailgating and a tour beforehand.   A little overwhelming, but a true sense of the college family spirit.  On a recent roadtrip to Dayton and Cincinnati, I took my three children to see my alma mater: …

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