Earning a Varsity Letter in Community Service – What a Wonderful Idea

At Minnetonka High School in Minnesota, it's not just athletes who can earn a varsity letter. Those students committed to community service now have the same opportunity. According to Shannon Prather of the Star Tribune, the west metro high school is one of a growing number of high schools that allow students to letter in community … Continue reading Earning a Varsity Letter in Community Service – What a Wonderful Idea

I Don’t Know Why This Incident Has Stuck with Me for 45 Years

OK, back to the memory well one more time. I've recently shared a couple of college memories (Reliving the Glory Days of College and I Consider This One of the Greatest Athletic Feats I’ve Ever Witnessed) and a grade school memory (Music Monday: The Song I First Slow-Danced To), so I figured it's time to share a … Continue reading I Don’t Know Why This Incident Has Stuck with Me for 45 Years

Secret Tips for Getting into Harvard – Would My High School ID Have Helped?

Arguments began last month in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, a lawsuit that claims Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants. Many are watching the federal trial examining how Harvard uses race to shape its student body as a landmark test of civil rights laws. During the trial, information about Harvard's admission practices have been revealed, … Continue reading Secret Tips for Getting into Harvard – Would My High School ID Have Helped?

“He Likes To Talk About Bowling”

The memory is still fresh in my mind, 42 years later. It was my high school's end of year dance for the sophomore class, and as you might have guessed from the photo above, I did not have a date. However, a friend of mine said that his girlfriend knew a girl who was looking … Continue reading “He Likes To Talk About Bowling”