Wednesday, April 4, 2007

College Tours

Just returned from a New England college-hunting tour with my oldest kid, and I'm reminded of the old saying that "youth is wasted on the young." The handful of small liberal arts colleges we visited in Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts were attractive and stimulating - not to mention the dorm food has changed a lot (for the better) since I was in college these several decades ago. It was a delight to hear what the student tour guides had to say about their various programs and activities - what an exciting time of life, to be out on your own for the first time and exploring all sorts of new things!

It all makes a middle-aged guy wish (sort-of, for a minute or two anyway) he could go back and replay those years now that he can appreciate them more.