Post Tagged with: "childhood"

Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKEN IDENTITY: To Sleep, To Daydream

What do you think about before you go to bed? When I was 7 years old, I had four bedtime fantasies mapped out in my mind, scene by scene. That way, when I drifted off to sleep, I would lucid dream through my own thought-movie. These thought-movies were documented in[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
SMITH: How I Met My Friend Bibi Geggy

SMITH: How I Met My Friend Bibi Geggy

The day I told my mom about my imaginary best friend I was four years old and being driven home from daycare. He was a 41-year-old, divorced Jewish man named Bibi Geggy. Our conversation went something like this: “Mom, there’s a man who comes and talks to me, and only[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Fine Print of Maturing

Growing up in a big family — with two older siblings and a younger brother for whom to set an example — I have always felt like I had to grow up quickly to keep pace with them. I have always felt like I was speeding toward maturity faster than other[Read More…]

by February 8, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

No. 5 — Cycles

June 10, 2012, 4:28 p.m. I’m sorry for giving you such a burden, but take this as a part of growing bigger and stronger. You are grown, but you have a lot more growing up to do. You worked very hard to get where you are. But now you have[Read More…]

by November 9, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

"Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card

Education and the Pressure to Grow Up

Imagine a world where every day you have to worry about the threat of a second alien invasion. Military officials plug a monitor into the back of your neck and watch your every move from a remote distance. If you pass their test of personality and intelligence, you’re whisked away[Read More…]

by June 30, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Wes Anderson’s ‘Kingdom’ a Beautiful Ode to Childhood

Wes Anderson’s ‘Kingdom’ a Beautiful Ode to Childhood

4/5 stars Wes Anderson is quirky. With long, wiry hair, a pointed nose, an affinity for tailored corduroy suits and a nervous stutter, he doesn’t seem like a man suited to be the center of attention. Yet this past May, Anderson found himself in the spotlight when Cannes officials selected[Read More…]

by July 11, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Reliving Magic of Harry Potter

On Columbus Day, I made a return trip to my golden days of youth, no thanks to a time machine. Instead, three friends and I traveled to the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. Amanda McGeough (COL ’12), Margaux McGrath (COL ’12), Hannah[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion
Realities of Snowpocalypse

Hearkening Back to Snow Day Exhilaration of Childhood

Snow days are magical. As a kid growing up in Chicago, I cherished snow days because they were so elusive. There was not lack of snow, but the city was well bolstered against most types of weather attacks. If a snowstorm hit, but the snow stopped falling by the wee[Read More…]

by February 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion