Post Tagged with: "Margaret Delaney"

DELANEY: A New Home for the Holidays

This time in the semester is always a delicate balance for me. First of all, Thanksgiving break is such a tease. You’re home just long enough to get reacquainted with your couch, TV channels and home cooking, and to begin to ask yourself things like, “Why did I ever leave[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DELANEY: Recognizing Our Humanity

Over the course of my time at Georgetown, I’ve found that I have a difficult time sticking to certain personal goals that I set for myself. These are usually small things — new semester resolutions, so to speak — and I consistently break them. It’s like a cruel joke that[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DELANEY: Halloween Season Unmasks Our Own Unique Traditions

It is October. Fall has arrived in earnest. The telltale signs are everywhere: the collective female population of Georgetown received the usual autumn memo that it is once again boots-and-sweater season, my coffee is now spiked with pumpkin (as is my Blue Moon) and I am tempted to send bouquets[Read More…]

by October 7, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DELANEY: Where Everyone Knows Your Name

My friend recently likened life on a college campus to living inside the computer game “The Sims.”Obviously, this comparison is not perfect because of minor details like our human freedom, or, more heartbreakingly, the fact that typing “rosebud” onto my bank statement will not make more money magically appear in my[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Delaney: A Thank-You Note for Everything

My introduction to thank-you notes as a kid was rather formal, primly fenced in by the parameters of good manners and etiquette. I grew up hand-writing thank-you notes to friends after birthday parties, to family members after holidays, to teachers at the end of the school year. I learned that[Read More…]

by February 15, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Delaney: When Portable Music Meant Something More

I am compact disc kid. I’ve long heard my parents’ generation regale us children about the music they grew up with. My baby-boomer parents navigated their way through vinyl, LPs, 8-track  tapes and mixtapes. “Here Comes the Sun” was released on “Abbey Road” while my dad was stationed at the[Read More…]

by February 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Six-Word Capsules Carry Life Tales

It is said that novelist Ernest Hemingway, when asked to write a full story in six words, responded with “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” A few years ago, Smith – an online magazine that specializes in memoirs – adopted the same challenge and invited their readers to write the[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized
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