First Day Mania

By the end of summer break most of us are ready for the steady cadence of school. We’ve improvised long enough. However, we also realize that we’ll miss the relaxed routine where even our scheduled events have room to slip. School and its associated activities have a much tighter grip on our time. So we …

Plan Your Summer Trips

When it comes to vacations, nothing helps more than a good plan. While you might have fond memories of spontaneous road trips during your younger days, those memories probably gloss over the time you slept in the front seat of your car because a convention was in town and all the hotels were booked. If …

Simple Steps a Graduate Can a Make Now For a Brighter Future

So you’ve finally graduated from college, now it’s time for the work to begin. That’s why they call your graduation celebration “commencement.” The first thing you’re likely to discover is that the real world isn’t as ideal as you imagined it in college. In the real world, you may find it incredibly difficult to find …

Becoming a Finisher

My father is a carpenter. Ever since he was 20 years old, he has spent every summer swinging a hammer—remodeling houses, finishing basements, repairing roofs, and pouring cement. He is also a fine wood craftsman, and spent 36 years teaching woodshop and drafting to junior high and high school students. One thing I learned from …