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Fast Flight Friday – April 2, 2021

Fast Flight Friday – April 2, 2021

The first three months of 2021 have just flown by and it is kind of astounding that this is Easter weekend! I adore everything about this spring holiday and have such fond memories of dying eggs, hunting the yard for the jelly-bean filled eggs my Mom had hidden,...

Fast Flight Friday: March 26, 2021

Fast Flight Friday: March 26, 2021

It’s been a long time since my adult responsibilities were such that I could run away for Spring Break. But being around students and working with schools keeps me in tune with the rhythm of the school year and I still yearn for the days when a week off was something...

Please, just stop.

Please, just stop.

Well it’s that time of the year again when acceptance letters and financial aid offers have landed and the plans for attending college are now becoming very real.  I have a love-hate relationship with this moment in the college process. It brings such joy to see a...

Fast Flight Friday: March 19, 2021

Fast Flight Friday: March 19, 2021

Even with the first signs of spring and the improving outlook now that the COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed I’m still feeling a bit stressed. I think it might be because we still don’t quite know when concerts, brunch dates with friends, or going out to the...

Thank You Notes I Should Have Written

Thank You Notes I Should Have Written

A couple of days ago, the guy who invented the cassette tape died. Lou Ottens.  If you are reading this and are not sure what a cassette tape is you have a piece of history to learn.    Still, I’m likely revealing my age here when I say that the mix tape was one of...

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Lately, I’ve had a lot of questions about taking a gap year. Maybe it’s because students are just burned out after extended on-line learning, or is it a result of financial and other stressors of the pandemic? One questioner wondered if she would be  getting the whole...

Julie Allen

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