Showing posts from October, 2013


In contrast to how a child belongs in the world, 
adult belonging is never as natural, innocent, or playful. 
Adult belonging has to be chosen, received, and renewed.  It is a lifetime's work. ~John O'Donohue

Have you ever wanted to be included? To fit in?, too.

Well, I have a simple suggestion for you. It may be a no-brainer, but hang with me, here.
Don't go to a private university if you are 40-something or over.

When I went for the competitive interview for academic scholarship, I took the (rather cheeky) opportunity to ask my interviewers about the percentage of "older students" currently attending. I was quickly corrected that the term is "returning students," and that there was a small, but important contingent of these older wannabe scholars. In retrospect, that small number of students must be hard to find, as I have seen only 1 or 2 in the 3+ weeks I've been walking around campus. No, they are not in the Commons eating. And, they are n…