THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME
EDITOR'S NOTE: Barry Courter has a 23-year-old son who graduated from college last year and an 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.
Q: Dad, my first semester of college is thankfully over, so what should I do over Christmas break?
A: Sleep. Have fun. Visit friends. Work if you can, but also after a week or so of doing nothing, take a few minutes to kind of review everything you've learned. Think about things you did right and things you did wrong and things you'd like to do differently next semester. A lot changes because of your new class schedule, but some things do not. The next semester should be a lot less hectic in many ways.
— Barry Courter
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...