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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Bulletin from the Upper Midwest

Just a quick note from the road: I’m at a Country Inn & Suites somewhere in the Upper Midwest. There’s no country here, just a freeway, a view of parking lots, many power lines, and the growl of 18-wheelers. Also my room is not a suite. But no complaints! At least there are no earthquakes or hurricanes around here. The sun is bright, the air dry. We’re taking a kid to college and visiting another along the way. Everything’s amazingly cheap here. Apparently no one told them that a draft beer served in a restaurant doesn’t cost $3 anymore. People are friendly, as if no one warned them that strangers from out of town may be drug dealers or racketeers. A typical cup of coffee is made from a single bean, but you learn to overcome that.

I’ll blog if possible but may be disabled by life flashing before eyes and whatnot. Also by the first glimpse of the university course guide. So many options! But how can you be sure it’s going to be a great class, with actual information, and not just a lot of blah-blah? The psych courses all sound like blah-blah. People sitting around a room saying Here’s My Opinion About Your Opinion. But I’m old-school, I’m still upset they don’t make the kids talk in Latin. I’m still adjusting to the concept of co-education. Seems risky to me.

Onward...

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