Pandemic Graduation

No pomp. No circumstance. No caps. No gowns. This was supposed to be graduation weekend at UNC, but it has been cancelled, or maybe re-scheduled for the fall. It is a bittersweet end to an amazing four-year journey for Peter. His stellar college career was expected to propel him into the next phase of his life, but he is now venturing forth into an uncertain world where the old “normal” will never return. Over his four years at UNC, Peter has grown into a thoughtful and compassionate man and I am so proud of him. I know that he will overcome this bumpy start into adulthood and become an even better person through weathering this adversity. Congratulations to Peter and all the 2020 graduates!

Relationship Examination

People talk about loading a dishwasher is the best way to find the cracks in a relationship, but folding your significant other’s clothes is taking that examination to a whole other level. The dishwasher is just about different–not better–ways of doing things, but folding clothes really takes into account someone’s personality. Do you fold a shirt in half or do it for display like they do it at the Gap? Do you ball socks together or follow Marie Kondo and just pair them together? But the thing that is most important to me is the dividing clothes into piles by type. One pile for shirts and another for pants, shorts, and underwear.