Day Four

Day Four

Yesterday was Day Four of our four-city, five-day, seven-school college fam tour. Virtual tours are starting to look damn good!! Discipline is starting to slip; we leave for our first information session of the day half an hour later than we meant to, but make it with...
Following Marilyn Monroe

Following Marilyn Monroe

Two days, four schools. This is day three and it is time to takea break. No college visits today. Instead, we head from the beach to the canyons to indulge at the …. Hotel Bel Air. Whoa. I know. Not in the same league as the Country Inn. But, when you’re...
L.A. Driving 101

L.A. Driving 101

Los Angeles is packed with beautiful, thoughtful small liberal arts colleges that deliver incredible opportunity to students. My problem: driving there. Here’s Driving in L.A. 101. I am so focused on getting into the correct lane for getting on to the 405 that I head...
In Garrison Keilor’s Backyard

In Garrison Keilor’s Backyard

Northfield, Minn., is a college town. The desk clerk who checks us in at the Country Inn goes to St. Olaf’s and loves it. And one of the barristas at my new favorite coffee shop, the Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House, loves Carleton. And I make new friends on my...
Shopping in America

Shopping in America

If the Mall of America isn’t contributing substantially to the dozen or so schools within an hour’s drive of this mega center, the development departments of all Twin Cities schools should be calling them now. It is not possible to just land in the Twin...