Letter to My Daughter Upon Her Graduation

So, last week, I looked at commencement speeches, and what they say about us. This week, I want to continue on the graduation theme -- but on a much more personal level. Today, I write a letter to my 18-year-old daughter who will, in 3 days, graduate from high school. Consider this my commencement speech…

What Do Commencement Speeches Tell Us About the Current Zeitgeist?

It's graduation season. Time to put on a funny square hat, sit in a crowded room, and listen to someone speak words that are intended to send you off into the next phase of life. It's graduation season, so it must also be time for commencement speeches. Now, for most of us, graduation presentations are, at…

Thoughts about Graduation

My oldest daughter graduated from high school this week. With graduation comes a flurry of activity: family coming into town, graduation parties for friends who are also graduating, and, since my daughter works at Graeter's, we just had to take her grandparents there. And, of course, there was the graduation ceremony itself. And the moment that…