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#305823 05/10/10 04:36 PM
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Well....I just got a raise. Number 1 daughter graduated yesterday. John Grisham was the Commencement Speaker. Well spoken as you might imagine and quite humorous. One of his self-professed self serving topics was encouraging the grads to read a book a month. He stated that the big publishing houses in NYC were very concerned that they could not figure out the current generation. He said that about 50% of the research shows that the current generation, because of technology - Kindles, Internet, IPADs, as well as books will read more. Conversely, the other 50% of the research shows that because of technology, the current generation will read less.
His speech made the rest of the boring stuff worth the price of admission. My wife says we should become graduation stalkers and attend the ones where we would like to hear the Commencement Speakers.....


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Argon #305828 05/10/10 04:42 PM
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Congrats to you and your family!


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tomtuttle #305832 05/10/10 04:48 PM
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Indeed. Congratulations on her big Accomplishment.


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tomtuttle #305834 05/10/10 04:49 PM
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 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Congrats to you and your family!


Thanks, Tom. It was a good but bittersweet day.


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Murph #305835 05/10/10 04:50 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Murph
Indeed. Congratulations on her big Accomplishment.


I am quite the proud poppa. One more to go. She will be a soph next year.


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Argon #305839 05/10/10 05:06 PM
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Hey, you can still get those special family tickets to all the good games for a couple more years!

Congrats!


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medic8r #305915 05/11/10 12:59 AM
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Congrats, Argon!


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St_PatGuy #305924 05/11/10 02:06 AM
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Thanks, guys. I don't know how many of you have older kids - she is supposedly at the beach by now but has forgotten to call and say she arrived safely. Happens every time.....

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Argon #305926 05/11/10 02:17 AM
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Congratulations to you and your family, Rob!


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Argon #305976 05/11/10 01:39 PM
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Congrats! My 4.5yo daughter just learned how to ride a bike yesterday (after only a couple days!). Your news shows me how many more milestones lie ahead for her.


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