It’s August, which means preparations for the start of a new school year are well underway. Teachers are putting the finishing touches on their classrooms. Kids are organizing their backpacks and figuring out their schedules. And stores everywhere are seeing who can have the better sale on pencils and erasers. For college freshmen, this time of year is the beginning of a new era. You’re officially an adult and you have the whole world at your fingertips. Here are some dos and don’ts to make your years at college the best they can be.
With wildfires out west, volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawaii and elsewhere, Iowa devastated by tornadoes, and Puerto Rico and Flint, Michigan STILL struggling, please donate your goods and your time to charities and disaster relief organizations that are doing their best to help!
Queer Eye is here.
They’re bringing back Frasier.
We’re getting new Toy Story, Princess Diaries, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films.
And they’re in talks for a West Wing revival.
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!
Psyched for their new album, Trench, in October!!
The comic world has lost a legend...
Freedom is fragile. It is a personal responsibility that requires care and vigilance. Freedom doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want. Freedom doesn’t mean you are saved from consequence or the opinion of others. Freedom is nothing less than a chance to be better.
As my good pal Albus Dumbledore once said, “It is our choices that show what we truly are.” You can choose to lie and corrupt. You can choose to be rude and unkind to others. You can choose to be selfish and thoughtless. OR…You can choose to use your freedom for good.
Be a person who spreads only kindness and positivity. Be selfless and compassionate to all you meet. Be loyal and thoughtful to family and friends. Be giving of your talents and time to everyone around you. Be an impactful presence in and a force of change for your community and your country.
I am grateful for my freedom…The freedom to choose every day to be a better person in our world.