Tag Archives: boston

Those Who Can

11 Aug

My family grows teachers.  My dad’s a teacher. My mom’s a teacher. Aunts and cousins, too. But I’ve always wrinkled my nose at the profession. Probably a result of an ill-seeded “those who can, do; those can’t, teach” planted by some haphazard farmer years ago.

So instead of following my parents into the world of lesson plans and chalkboards, I decided to major in business management. All the world’s a business, my 17-year-old self reasoned.  I figured if I understood the basic principles, I could simply apply them to my actual interests and skills.  Ironically, my journey away from the family business has led me through the back doors of countless classrooms. One in particular still sticks with me.  Continue reading

Designer Degrees: Looking Beneath the Labels

28 May

Notice: This post is one that has been tinkering in my head for weeks.   Thus, there are lots of digressions.  You have been warned.

Sniff. . .Smell that?  The sweet scent of hope tinged with the stench of reality signals the nearing end of graduation season.

A week ago, I joined the ranks of millions of 2010 college graduates, scads of students all vying to get our hands on the pieces of paper that we invested four years and thousands of dollars into receiving.  Alas, with diploma in hand, this quest is complete.  We have reached the pot of gold, the end of the rainbow, the emerald city.  For now, anyway. Continue reading

Cults of Consumption: Sox and Jordans

19 May

Before I left Boston, I had one final task: to experience a Red Sox game.  Now, I must admit, I’m not a fan of baseball.  Nor am I a fan of the Red Sox.  I just felt that it would be a crying shame for me to return to my home in Dallas without experiencing the activity of which so many Bostonians proudly partake. Continue reading