Why it’s called “commencement”

I'm on the Writers' Vineyard today, with a few thoughts about commencement. Tis the season for graduations! Here's an excerpt: It's all about beginnings. We celebrate accomplishments, and in so doing, we prepare ourselves for a new start. What comes next? Moving, job searches, weddings, births? Who knows. We only know that at the moment … Continue reading Why it’s called “commencement”

Commencement 2012

This week's Project Create, inspired by graduating students everywhere. This is the moment. Standing at the entrance to an upper-level aisle, gazing down on the Key Arena floor, where everything is set up for the commencement ceremony that will start in about two hours. No one’s seated yet, the staff’s still working last-minute details while … Continue reading Commencement 2012