Those Transitional Moments

Today I sent my first son off to college. Everyone talks about how hard this is.  Michael Gerson summed it up well in his recent column in the Washington Post when he said: This was the general drift of my thoughts as my wife and I dropped off my eldest son as a...

Revisiting the Library

Last week, my son was at camp at Villanova University, and I spent a day on campus, in the Library. I’m researching a new book project, and i thought I’d take a look at journals I might not be able to get online, and see if there were any books I may have...

College Interview Season

One of the things I do volunteer-wise is do Alumni Interviews for my alma mater.¬† I love this, primarily because it lets me see what kind of kids our education system is producing, as well as giving me some insights to what it’s like applying to college these...

Does College Matter?

There’s a general debate that circulates from time to time, about whether a college education is really important. Doesn’t experience count for more? Aren’t there tons of examples of people who have succeeded despite not having a college degree?...