Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Father's Thoughts

So it begins. I believe Connor’s quest to go to an East Coast college started in 7th grade. Three thousand miles seemed like it was enough distance from home for him. He probably would’ve gone further if the United States didn’t end at the ocean. As a parent, I don’t understand his quest. Does Connor want a college far away from home because of our conservative parenting, or is it because he has grown into a confident, motivated young man? I’m leaning toward the latter. As Connor’s dad, I’m glad there’s an ocean to keep him closer to home.

-Christopher Miller


  1. Chris,

    Just don't let him get a hold of a globe. There are some decent schools on Guam and American Samoa. The next thing you know he may be trying on sarongs and grass skirts.

  2. Thanks Christopher for your comments. You as a parent are now pondering what the future will hold for Connor. The reality is that his talents will take him to new heights and this summer during his trip he will be allowed to develop and grow. I fully expect him to learn a great deal about himself as he learns by being around other highly motivated and talented young people.

    No matter where he goes he knows that he has his father there to support his journey. Thanks again for participating and learning more about the Ivy League Connection and its mission.

    Hope all else is well.

    Take care.

    Charles T. Ramsey, Esq.
    School Board Member
    West Contra Costa
    Unified School District