My wife and I are living in what many call the "empty nest."
It's not like we're sitting around in sweaters
watching "The View."
With 5 cats and 2 dogs
( we've scaled down )
it seems like the house is still full.
Anyway, we've been lucky.
For the last few years
all 3 of my girls have been out of the house
but within striking distance,
if you know what I mean.
One was in college just an hour away.
One is married and living just 40 minutes away.
One has been living in DC, which is a 2 hour ride down I 95.
I saw each of them at least once a month.
But within the last few months
all that has changed.
In July, Keely, having just graduated college
with a teaching degree,
made the move out to Phoenix, Arizona.
She's teaching kids from K to 6th art.
She seems to be settling in nicely.
Erin, who works at ONE
is leaving DC for Brussels, Belgium,
setting up a ONE campaign throughout the EU.
She leaves tomorrow.
Bryn, my married daughter
is the only one left
that is still within striking distance.
For her, that's good and bad.
Good, because she will be the beneficiary
of many home cooked meals and dinners out.
Bad, because she is the only family member left
within striking distance
that we can call on to watch the 5 cats and 2 dogs
when my wife and I decide to pick up and go.
( sorry Bryn )
An Alumni based Penn State group
issues a study critical of the Freeh report.
Let's see, who should I believe is more competent
The former head of the FBI or some Penn State alumni?
Hey Penn State alumni in that group,
Sandusky HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF 45 COUNTS
OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE.
Please take your Nittnay Lion bumper stickers
and go home and SHUT UP.
I hate brussels sprouts.