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Closing Time

Closing Time

By the time this post is live, I will be done with recruitment.  I have a weekend of interviews in Houston, where I will talk to 28 high school seniors over two days and pray that I don’t ask one …
Driving Down The 101

Driving Down The 101

I’m currently sitting at Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, CA after the start of my last week of high school visits.  My time here is very different from Texas and the whole trip has a different tone.  As I …
Visiting Home

Visiting Home

I am in in the office for the first time all month!  I never thought I could miss my cubicle, but sometimes the predictability of two and a half partial walls is all I want.  My cold is subsiding, my …
“Texas Was You”

“Texas Was You”

Do you like country music? I like country music (please keep reading).  “Texas Was You” is a song by Jason Aldean about how certain objects or places are accompanied by specific memories.  Since many of my experiences on the road …
Sophomore Slump

Sophomore Slump

I’ve never run a marathon (or even a 5k, if we’re being honest) but having been through a few travel seasons. I can confidently say the two are not too different. I definitely suffer from the “sophomore slump” where, about …