We took a family drive today and checked out a couple of colleges since our kids are getting to THAT stage of life. Virginia, for a variety of reasons, including intent and longevity has many excellent schools, including William and Mary, “the second oldest college” in America, and with Rutgers, the only colonial colleges that are not Ivy League.
I do not measure much of my life in terms of my high school and college days. I went to school for purely pragmatic reasons, to learn so I could do something worthwhile with my life and earn a decent living. As each generation wants better for its children, I want my kids to learn and enjoy the experience.
As we were talking, I realized that my life has been 6 decades of learning (and counting). The difference is that I get to choose what I want to learn most of the time.
Oddly enough, after my comments about Hurricane Arthur, I found several weather storm spotting courses, and have resigned myself to my old habits and will be learning those over the next few weeks.
There will be no storm, chasing, however.
There are too many other things to learn for me to get myself damaged chasing a funnel cloud.