The Union Recorder


January 4, 2014

ROWLAND: Facebook says 2013 was yuck; I say not so fast



My niece began her first year of college. That was a good thing. My nephew of the same lineage only lasted a semester. Looks like her GPA is almost double what his was after the same amount of time in school, which is a good thing for reasons I will point out momentarily.

Speaking of my nephew, he is a musician. He really wanted to be a musician instead of a college student, but it took a semester for him to discover his passion for dream chasing. I think he is a good musician. Actually, I think he is better than that — See what you think.

I think it is a good thing that he is chasing his dream. I don’t know if he can catch it, but he is young enough to regroup if his dream outdistances his need to make a living. In the meantime, we have all become Travis Denning groupies complete with T-shirts and koozies.

Koozies … that just doesn’t look right. I googled it to see how it is spelled, and the know-it-all world of Google confirmed it is correct. Even had pictures to prove it. I would have spelled it with a C or even a U. Shows you why someone proofs my columns, which is another good thing.

Travis is quite the hit in family circles, and while we are all proud of him and his success, it is good to see his sister make a mark in her on life as well. It is a good thing that she has her own success of which to boast.

She wants to be a teacher when she grows up. That is a very good thing, because I think she will be one of the best … especially with an aunt and uncle to provide constant guidance.

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