THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME
Editor’s note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, I’m kind of surprised at how few of my former high school classmates I’ve seen or heard from since graduation. Why is that?
A: You shouldn’t be surprised. It’s what happens. People move on with their lives and they realize that much of the stuff that seemed so important in high school really doesn’t matter in the real world. Leave all that behind and move forward. What is important now is college, making new friends and preparing for your future.
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 ...