So many e-mails,
so many attachments
Chances are you’ve
gotten an e-mail from someone on a campus somewhere today.
That’s not necessarily good news. As Frances
(“Baby”) Houseman’s father manfully told
Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing, just before the movie and
the summer ended and Baby went off to begin her freshman
year at Mount Holyoke, “When I’m wrong, I say
I’m wrong.” What I’m wrong about this
time has to do with my own baby as she went off to college:
my expectation (recorded in this space last August) that
she’d no longer be a part of my daily life.