Category Archives: Musical Theater

Freshman overwhelm

  My cell phone rang at 10:45 p.m. and when I looked down I saw it was my daughter.  In New York it was almost 2:00 a.m., on a Monday night.  This would not be good news as I had already heard … Continue reading

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Painful Choices

In the process of anticipating my daughter’s departure for college, I have been taking a hard look at my life.  To outsiders I may seem busy, fulfilled, and always having places to go, people to see.  I’m in a band, … Continue reading

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Money Talks

  Money money money.  How ever do we survive with our constant focus on money – all the fear and obsession, the mistakes, the debting, and especially, the college tuition!?! We are at that juncture now.  The final decision must … Continue reading

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Fear and Faith

It’s now March 26th.  The torture of waiting for college acceptance or rejection letters and checking the mail each day only got worse.  I would have written during the past few weeks except I was in a state of such … Continue reading

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College Admissions = Torture (Part 2)

Monday, March 3rd.  11:08 p.m. Well, it wasn’t really really bad news.  It wasn’t an acceptance letter though.  It WAS from financial aid.  They are estimating that she will get almost $40,000 per year if she is admitted!!  This is … Continue reading

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College Admissions = Torture (Part 1)

Oh God.  It’s Monday, March 3rd.  9:45 p.m.  I’m going insane.  I just got home from the gym about 20 minutes ago and grabbed the mail.  My daughter is on her way home from studying with a friend.  It’s raining, … Continue reading

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Letting go – Really?

Photo By Stephen Texeira http://www.texeiraphoto.com/ This is a little strange, but I am noticing a distinct change in my attitude toward my daughter’s launching.  The word “apathy” is too strong, but the feeling is somewhere on the continuum between apathy … Continue reading

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