All through the summer, it seems, I've done nothing but attend graduation parties .. .high-school seniors leaving to go to college. My own daughter joins Santa Clara University this weekend. The excitement is high, but the reality is also bittersweet. Why? Because, come Monday, I'm left with an empty house.
For starters, I'm pouring my emotions on the page so that I don't have to slobber all over her chest when it's time to say goodbye. . .