Golfer Phil Mickelson Will Skip US Open For Daughter’s Graduation Ceremony

Phil Mickelson is one of the greatest golfers in the world. He also knows what’s really important. The New York Times reports Mickelson has informed the organizers of the upcoming US Open Championship that he won’t be competing. The reason? The opening round is Saturday, June 15th in Wisconsin. That’s the same day his oldest chid, his daughter Amanda, will be graduating from high school in San Diego. To truly appreciate this choice, you have to understand Mickelson’s relationship with

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NYC Subway Riders Host Impromptu Graduation Ceremony For Student Stuck On Delayed Train

There’s no telling what you’ll see when riding the subway in New York City. Include in the list of possibilities a graduation ceremony. An impromptu, makeshift one at that, thanks to the kindness of strangers. NYMag.com reports that nursing student Jerich Marco Alcantara certainly gave himself enough time last week to make it to his graduation ceremony at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. Three hours, in fact. But when the subway train he was riding in became stuck, he starting getting

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Graduation Fear Confession: My Girl Might Not Get Her Diploma

It’s possible I’m a terrible mother. As I have a crisis of confidence in my girl. She’s supposed to graduate this weekend. Between you and me- I’m not sure she’s going to make it. I scroll through Facebook seeing photo after photo of students boldly holding up their diplomas. “Look at what I’ve done!” Their smiles scream through my screen. As for our ceremony this weekend, The chances that my girl will come home with a diploma? Uh… It’s not

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When Mother’s Day Means Being The One Who Let’s Her Go

This is to be Mother’s Day? Sure doesn’t feel like it’s supposed to go down. I find myself thinking about that this week. A lot. I read countless posts about daughters celebrating with their mothers. About bountiful brunch feasts. About women so thankful to hold their children close. Then, I look around. At my holiday. This year. This Mother’s Day. The first without my mother who passed last August. There will be no celebrating with her, I tell myself. Over

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