Empty Nest for Real
Almost three years ago, I wrote a parenting column about an early glimpse of what an empty nest might be like, after both our boys had begun their college careers. This weekend, we get to see what the real thing feels like. This past week, we moved one son into the dorms at Kent State and the other into St. Louis University for his freshman year. SLU is an amazing school with a striking campus. Its gleaming facilities, bustling setting (in the city) and overall school spirit and energy put its sister Jesuit school John Carroll to shame. On the way back, we listened to Jeffrey Toobin's book about the Supreme Court, The Nine. You can see him in person on September 26th at the City Club.