Happy Belated New Year!

Yes, I know what day it is, it’s the 10th. But despite all my best efforts to avoid rampant illness over the holiday season, it crept up on me last week and knocked me down with five days of fever. Ugh.

Now I’m feeling better, ready to tackle another year. There are some good things coming this year, and I’m excited.  I will share those things when I can. In the meantime, let’s enjoy some good news. I’ll bet you can’t read this story of what happened shortly before Christmas when the staff of a Dallas middle school asked for men to volunteer to be dads for some boys who don’t have dads in their lives at a “Breakfast with Dads” event….and not cry.  God bless every single one of those men as well as all of those boys.

More Jobs Not Requiring College

My kids are grown and my grandkids are little, so college isn’t really an issue in our family right now. But for homeschoolers, it looms large, so I like to share news of what’s going on in terms of whether or not teens can or should go to college. Lately I’m seeing more articles about companies no longer requiring new hires to have a college diploma, like this one and this one.

I see this as a good sign. I have nothing against going to college; in fact, my college experience was a great one. But I think that requiring every potential employee to have spent six figures (probably borrowed) to get that diploma is ridiculous, and I’m glad to see the landscape slowly changing.