College, Country Music & Time

Thursday, August 22, 2013 

Featured guests:

Pastor Drew Sams for “Spiritual Talk.”

Professor David E. Weber (My Evolution of Technology co-writer) on the State of College TODAY!

Jessica Northey – Diva-Extraordinaire, Social Media expert, and Mom of “Sissy.”

Today’s radio show is inspired by this week’s “A Dad’s Point-of-View” column, Stop! Time is Going by tooooooo Fast!. We will also talk about so much – college, country music, and time – since we have a cool unusual line-up of guests!

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The Empty-Nest Road Trip Blues: Chapter 9 – Boston, Here We Come

Moving along, it’s time for Day Nine aka Chapter 9Boston, Here We Come. I relate our last day “on the road” and the surprises that greeted us on arrival in Boston.

How about skipping that $5 Starbucks latte and splurging $2.99 (for the Kindle on Amazon) or $2.79 for the PDF of my new e-book? Enjoy my own informercial for it! This e-book is really a virtual journey. It’s filled with 100 photos, 7 original videos, and links to many of the stops on the trip. Click on the book cover image below to find your purchase options: 

Book Cover from The Empty Nest Boston, Here we come

The Empty-Nest Road Trip Blues B-Vlog, Part 4

What is an e-book? Why did I make one? What did I use the word “make” instead of “write?” Because a REAL e-book is more like a multi-media show. Mine has photos, links, and videos all embedded within it. And, it’s available on Amazon or for $2.99 (Kindle Version) or $2.79 (PDF). It’s full title is “The Empty-Nest Road Trip Blues: An Interactive Journal from A Dad’s Point-of-View.” Here is Chapter Three, part 4, in this reading of the whole (short) book! Watch Now

Dad’s Cool

Dad's Cool

Dad gets a 2012 Ford Flex to take his son to college. Even though I’m NOT That Dad, I got one, too – on loan from Ford for our cross-country trip to Boston! I have to say I felt so cool!

TY @VoogDesigns for another Because I Said So comic strip! Do take advantage of his special caricature offer in our ad section (scroll down a bit on the right)!

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The College Scam Hurts Us ALL

Human nature is such that when something doesn’t directly affect you, it’s easy to not pay attention. Such has been the case for this dad regarding the escalating costs of college, the incredible competition to get in, and all the bizarre and increasingly complex options to try and pay for it all. Maybe it’s a scam on us parents? Maybe it’s another bubble about to burst as some say about the over 1 trillion in student debt? All I know is we are paying a ridiculous fortune to send our first-born to a private college in Boston.

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Because I Said So Graduation

It’s that time of season where our kids are celebrating graduation…from elementary school on to college. “Dad” did not use the amazing Jodi Okun (College Financial Aid Advisors) for advice on how to prepare, best practices for applying, and the smartest and diverse ways in which parents and potential students can get scholarships and/or financial aid. That is why “Dad” is sobbing.

Syndication rights to the Because I Said So comic strips are now available. Contact me for more information on carrying this truly NEW comic strip!

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