Commencement Day

Perhaps we should reclaim the old tradition of calling the day one receives a diploma Commencement Day. That seems to better define what that day means in the life of a new graduate. We’re deep into the season of graduations. Proud parents and grandparents gather in stadiums or large indoor venues – or around a screen on an electronic device to watch daughters and sons, or grandkids, or cousins or siblings proudly walk across some […]

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May Graduations

My May calendar is full every year, but especially so this year with two May graduations, a wedding anniversary, and three birthdays. Mother’s Day and Memorial Day don’t garner much attention, especially this year. Due to COVID-19’s continuing grip on all things social, I tried two things I’ve never done before in terms of graduations. I attended one via a zoom link on my I-phone while driving with my brother. We were heading back to […]

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Education after Graduation

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) I am in the phase of life in which many family get-togethers focus on someone’s graduation from high school or college. With six grandchildren born between 1994 and 1999, there have been multiple graduation events in recent years. I think back to my graduation days and realize how much I did not yet know when I walked across the […]

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