It’s that time of year when you may have to sit in a hot auditorium, or in a crowded stadium, or on a maze-like field to watch a loved one (or a distant relation) celebrate attaining another level of education. One thing that bonds both the graduates and the audience members together is their boundless fear […]
TV’s Greatest Graduations
I work at a university in the communications department, which means this week I will be spending several hours covering different graduation ceremonies. This is the first year the school is holding commencement exercises in April – which is super, super early – but it’s exciting for the seniors, who are ready to get out into the […]
I have never been one to back down from a challenge or to give up, nor am I one to accept failure. I work hard at everything I attempt and most of the time I succeed, but let’s face it, I am just an human being, not a machine (unfortunately), so of course from time […]
Body of Knowledge
I was born in the ’50s and I am in my 50s. There is something about the congruity of that seemingly insignificant factoid that appeals to me and I rarely use the word appealing when referring to my aging process. (Let’s just say menopause has not been a party.) I am also not one to […]
Women in Academia: Graduation
Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the graduation ceremony of a truly gigantic and prestigious state school. I froze my butt off as I watched several enthusiastic deans confer degrees onto thousands of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. For all of them, that chapter of their lives was now closed. They were all […]
Where Are All the Women?
It’s hard to believe that my last first week of college has come and gone. Now I’m that much closer to graduating and finding my first legitimate job. That job hopefully will be as a journalist. I always cringe when someone asks me what my major is and what I plan to do with it […]
My neck craned as I watched a flock of blue graduation caps take to the skies like bluejays darting towards the heavens.
Graduation – it’s that time of year again
This past week, I had the great fortune to see some truly exceptional young men and women graduate from institutions of learning. I’m not big on ceremonies, but there’s just something so moving, such a sense of closure and optimism, that comes with graduations. Oddly enough, the events seemed tempered by some strange graduation speeches.
Weekend Open Thread
Reminder: We will be liveblogging the ESC (Eurovision Song Contest) finale tomorrow afternoon, so be sure to tune in at 3pm EST if you’d like to join in on the glitter-tastic fun.
No, no, not the first kinky book you read, the first one you as a reader considered your graduation book from children/YA literature to real, grown-up reading material. Of course if the first adult book you read was kinky, feel free to share that story with us, too.