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That should help!!!

There are times when you just need to keep trying… The letter of appeal is getting closer to being a finished product.  I still need to write the opening paragraph. I think that it has been good for my son … Continue reading

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Writer’s cramp

How do you ask someone to give you money? That is what I have to do. Fortunately, I haven’t had much practice at it. I say fortunately because I have not needed to ask for money very often. Drexel is … Continue reading

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I want my money back

We got my son’s SAT scores today… If you remember, we actually paid a tutor to help him. I think we paid for 4 lessons…$240! I want my money back! His scores only improved by twenty points! That was about 40 … Continue reading

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Not then…not then…hmmmm

I have to be careful… I could easily rupture one of my knee ligaments… from kicking myself in the rear!!! Less than one year ago, I earned a voucher for a free flight with United Airlines. Both my wife and … Continue reading

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I’m not sure I’m happy with me

My son finished his 1-2 page essay for Drexel University.  Well, I should probably rephrase that… “We” finished his essay for Drexel University. I use “we” in the “royal” sense. I don’t know how other parents handle such situations. As … Continue reading

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That teenage brain thing again

I was hot… I shouldn’t have been, but I was… He’s got a lot on his plate right now. SAT’s, AP Calculus test, essays for college applications, graduation in 1 1/2 weeks… But still… The last time that I spoke … Continue reading

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Actually enjoyable

How do you tell the man who started first and has conducted himself with honor and integrity that he probably won’t win? How do you tell the first coach that thought your son was good enough to wrestle in college that your son is … Continue reading

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A Kansas tornado in Philadelphia?

Tomorrow is Decision Day. The Baker coach called to confirm our dinner appointment tomorrow night. I called the Drexel coach. He answered the phone again! That’s three times in a week! He received last week’s e-mail. It sounded like he was … Continue reading

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For free…nah. Let’s pay for it!

I woke up this morning to the realization that my son’s next SAT date is less than two weeks away. He has been working very hard at his school work but he has not done any extra preparation for this … Continue reading

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Roll the tape again

The Drexel coach has evidently had a change of heart.  I put eight matches on the DVD. 3 of those showed my son losing. You might ask, “Now why would you do that when you are trying to impress someone?” … Continue reading

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