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25 Reasons Why Raising a 3 Year Old is Like Having a Drunk College Roommate All Over Again


The late nights, the loudness, the curious smells, the paralyzing headaches. No I’m not reminiscing  about my wild college days. I’m talking about this ordeal known as parenthood. My son, Dylan is currently in the throes of the dreaded “Terrible 3’s”. The cantankerous stage of childhood development that convinces parents that they are feeding, bathing and padding a college fund […]

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Great Lines in Literature- “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy


Book: The Road Author :Cormac McCarthy Publication Date: 2006 Line: “Then they set out along the blacktop in the gunmetal light, shuffling through the ash, each the other’s world entire.” Analysis: Damn you Cormac!!! Lesser writers, like myself, would have simply ended that line  with “each other’s entire world” because  I like clichés…I sigh at Hallmark cards […]

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College Application Essay Tip: Don’t Sweat the Prompt


I get it, the college application essay can be a scary and overwhelming venture. It is arguably the most important you will ever write. No pressure kids. When addressing the idea of writing an essay that could shape their future, most of my students do the following: 1. Attest that their lives are boring and they have […]