Yes, it's that time again. It's time for new grads to hear boring speeches full of BS and delightful half-truths on a wide-scale. Time to hear how to go out and get the world by its tail and change it for the better, en masse and ad nauseum. From coast to coast, sea to shining sea, it's time for college commencements to commence.
I moved my son out of his dorm today, thinking about how fast his freshman year went. My son even mentioned how fast it seemed to go (now that it's over). We all got through it somewhat unscathed, but we did experience a change of major after the first semester (glad it was done early though).
But as I reflected after I got him back to his mother's house safe and sound (with more junk than he went up with), I began to think back just a year ago about his graduation from High School. I thought about how fast it went and began to think ahead to 2010, when he gets his degree. Most likely, it will be here before I know it. They grow fast.
Anyway, since it's that time of year, I'd like to once again link to Neal Boortz's famous commencement speech that no one will ever hear at any graduation (at least not with any real expectation that they will be invited to address one, ever again). If you haven't read it, I recommend it.