Devon Corneal is an attorney and a writer. Her essay, “Can You Hear Me Now? Why Parents Can’t Get Kids to Listen,” was published online by The Huffington Post (Nov. 3, 2011). In it, Ms. Corneal carps about her children not listening to her. She identifies the three children in question as “a son, a stepson, and the manchild I married.” She refers to them as “boys.”
I’m still reeling from the excitement of my visit to New Orleans. Several things stand out about the trip aside from the things I told you last week.
First, I have to tell you about the fabulous food I ate every single day. My nephew-in-law, Lee Newman, (no kin to my Newman family — husband of my niece, Jane) is a retired school coach and teacher, but now has another hobby —New Orleans cuisine.
Even if you’ve been out of school for a few years, you may still have a vivid reminder of college: your student loan debt. Since you’ve joined the workforce, you might be paying back your loans as best you can. But can you gradually reduce your debts while still putting money away for your long-term goals — such as retirement?
When I was 9-months-old, my parents learned that I was blind and the doctors did not give my parents a very optimistic outlook on my life or my potential. My parents enrolled me in a school for the blind when I was 4 and that is the first time they had ever met another blind person, and they were all kids. They never met a successful blind adult until much later in my life.