Category Archives: High School Students

Do you follow the rules?

Do you follow the rules? I always thought I was a moderate rule follower. I was a good kid, never really got into any trouble, and did well in school, progressed through my undergraduate and graduate studies. Got jobs, got … Continue reading

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Nature or Nurture?

I often wonder how much of who I have become is due to nature or nurture. My mother started out as a teacher and later became an art therapist. I started out as a teacher and am now working as … Continue reading

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Why Is This Russian Dressing Fluffy?

“Why is this Russian dressing fluffy?” Are you kidding me? This was the question posed to me by my loving husband of 28 years. I went to a deli, not the one I usually go too, but a good one … Continue reading

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You know you’re not a morning person when…

You know you are not a morning person when… you brush your teeth with soap. I had an early meeting this morning – well, early for me. I had to be awake, dressed, and coherent by 9:15 a.m. For most … Continue reading

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A Strong Work Ethic: Does It Still Exist?

What is your work ethic? Is it me, or are people just not getting what it means to have one? As an employer of a business with nearly 50 employees I find that my older or more “mature” employees have … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Whether your child has started kindergarten this fall or college, letting go always tugs at a mother’s heart. The saying “You are only as happy as your least happy child” is so true. Watching an innocent five-year-old climb the steps … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Amanda Knox Case

Hey Kids…just keep in mind that when you are traveling overseas on a gap year or a semester abroad, you’re not in Kansas anymore. Amanda Knox sure experienced this reality while locked away in an Italian prison for four years … Continue reading

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First Impressions Count: College Admissions and Job Interviews

Look at someone you don’t know. Now quickly look away. Who was the person that you looked at? What assumptions did you come to after a brief glance? Did you notice what they were wearing: the color or style of … Continue reading

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When I grow up I want to be a Pan Am Stewardess…

As I watched the new television show Pan Am the other night, I couldn’t help but wonder if it was easier back then for women. Career choices were limited to primarily nursing, teaching or working as a stewardess. Girls grew … Continue reading

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The College Search and the High School Athlete

High school athletes who are considering continuing their athletic career in college need to do some careful research and planning when choosing a college. While high school athletics are demanding and competitive, college athletics requires even more dedication and commitment. … Continue reading

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