College graduation and the true measure of success: Is it “who you are” or “what you will be”?

Three Scott family celebrations collided this weekend, creating a crazy combination of chaos, reminiscence, and pure joy.  It all started with our Jake’s 24th birthday dinner on Friday, a weekend of fun, food, and a little drink with friends and family.  It all culminated today with Jake’s master’s degree graduation ceremony and his dad’s Father’s … More College graduation and the true measure of success: Is it “who you are” or “what you will be”?

“How Not to Die” and Other Resources for Parenting My College-Aged Sons

Both my boys go to school a couple of hours away from home…their experiences in college and living away from home have helped pave the way for a special and new kind of relationship with their old mom. … More “How Not to Die” and Other Resources for Parenting My College-Aged Sons

Military Helped Attorney Realize College Was For Him After All

When James Brannen was a 17-year-old junior at Foothill High School in Bakersfield, CA, no one really expected him to attend college. That, however, was before he spent five life-changing years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Those years would set him on a new course that would not only take him to college, but eventually, law school as well. “School wasn’t my thing,” Brannen said, “and I knew … More Military Helped Attorney Realize College Was For Him After All