What does being denied mean?

This is part 2 of a 3-part series looking at different admission decisions: what they do and do not, mean; what you should you do and avoid doing in their wake; and what, if anything, is different this year due to Covid-19.   While nobody loves being told maybe (as discussed last week with deferrals), I think we can all agree … Continue reading “What does being denied mean?”

What is taking so long?

Listen to “How Are College Admission Applications Reviewed? Episode 3: Mary Tipton Woolley” on Spreaker. Every parent develops their own strategy for how to fend off the inevitable question kids ask on road trips: “When will we get there?” Early on, I decided the best way to help a toddler understand distance was to use … Continue reading “What is taking so long?”

More and Less, Part 2

Last week we kicked off the new year with some questions around what you want to see more and less of in your life in 2020. I confessed my need to unplug more and email/text/tweet while walking less. Again, if you have not already done so, I highly encourage you to take some time this … Continue reading “More and Less, Part 2”

More and Less, Part 1

“You’re going to be out 14 nights in November?!” Now. What I should have said was… nothing. But what I actually said was, “Yes. But I’ll definitely be home for Thanksgiving.” Let me back up. My wife and I have a planning and calendar meeting each month. This exchange (well, that and her getting up … Continue reading “More and Less, Part 1”

Remember The Important Things

What am I forgetting? Sunday, December 1 7:13 a.m. – I awake to the faint sound of singing. This is not typical. Groggily, I open my eyes and look over at my wife. Dead asleep. 7:15 a.m. – I drag myself out of bed, pull on a shirt, and shuffle to the bathroom exhausted. After … Continue reading “Remember The Important Things”