Danger, Will Robinson (if you're a frosh)
USA Today took a look this week at the dangers facing the first-years. Good story. Worth passing along to anyone you know who's in college, going to college or has a kid in his or her freshman year.
It's been a busy week. I did my "What You Should Really Know about College" speech to a very nice corporate group. They laughed in all the right places and many came up afterward to say they were already Phan/Prof readers. Shucks, thanks. And though I've been slower about posting lately because of writing deadlines, I have lots more stories to share and new ones coming in. So keep visiting.
I'm also back in the teaching mode, not just a college class, but water aerobics classes at a local health club, something I got certified to do during the hubbub over getting fired from the university last spring. It's fun being back on my feet, talking to students, dry and wet, again. I think in another life I was Professor Shecky, stand-up comedian. There's such a high from getting people to laugh out loud. I LOVE it.
OK, kids, it's pouring rain here in drought-land. My ancient paraplegic doggy is squawking for her pain pills (thank heavens for Remedyl, which has probably added a year to little Kubby's life) and I need to finish re-reading 1984. That Orwell. Foretold the future better than Nostradamus.
More later. And if you have anything to share about the dangers of freshman year, please share them in comments here.