What do I want to be when I grow up?
From a young age, whether it be in school or at a family dinner, I have frequently been asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was in kindergarten, I remember my answers were either that I didn’t know or that I definite-ly wanted to be a teacher, doctor, etc. Of course, being five years old, it depended on the day, as did my favorite color and favorite snack.
Much ado about grading
There’s a reason some people call grades “marks”: they leave them on us. Everyone has a story to tell about grading, whether we gradu-ated last June or forty-seven Junes ago, valedictorian or high school dropout. Read More ->
Mentors: Making a Valuable Connection
Mentors are individuals we seek out and invite into our lives, usually to advance our professional or educational aspirations. Mentors are gener-ally older and hopefully wiser, or at the very least more experienced than we are. They offer wisdom, advice, guidance, and sometimes supportive criticism – all with our best interests at heart.
Norway’s Kvarøy Island
It was an invitation I could easily refuse: Arctic Circle. In winter. But then I couldn’t: Charming little island in Norway’s Inside Passage. State-of-the-art salmon ranching. Gourmet seafood dinners. Read More ->