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.