Childhood Memories Friday: Ushering at IU

One of my fond memories from my college days is ushering for shows at the auditorium. Ushering at IU I can’t recall how I learned about ushering, but I did it from the time I was a freshman there. The details are fuzzy, but I think that we could peruse all the shows presented and […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Memorable College Courses

Last week’s memories post, about college majors and jobs, made me think more about my college days. Much of that time has descended into the murky mists of memory, most likely never to emerge. I wondered: which courses stood out? Was there anything that I learned that I still use, or at least think about, […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Parisian

Ah, first jobs. We never really forget them, do we? Although I had several minor jobs, my first “real” job after college was working as an assistant manager at Parisian Department Store, which I see closed its doors for the final time in 2013. Parisian Internship I got an internship with Parisian the summer between […]

Childhood Memories Friday: College Apartment

Continuing on with college memories, inspired by recent visits to IU, where I attended college, and where my oldest daughter will begin attending school next month … After my freshman year, I moved into a single dorm room sophomore year, and loved it. I probably should have continued this arrangement for my remaining college years, […]

College Orientation, 2015-Style

I’m back from 2 days of college orientation with my oldest daughter. As I sat in hours of parent meetings, I just kept thinking — wow, how things have changed since I did this for myself, 32 years ago. Of course, I’ve never attended orientation before as a parent. My mom informs me that my […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Dorm Eating in the ’80s

A recent trip to my college alma mater included a visit past a dorm. As I listened to a discussion of meal plan options, “I-bucks,” and more, I began to reminisce about the dining halls I frequented several decades back. Dorm Eating in the ’80s Back then, in the mid-’80s, the IU college meal plan […]

Childhood Memories Friday: IU Memories

A few weeks ago, during spring break, I took my oldest daughter on a couple of college visits. One was to my alma mater, Indiana University. We began by sitting in on a psychology lecture. The professor spoke about memory, and a man who had tragically lost all his memories. The whole topic was ironic […]