My brilliant and beautiful daughter Clara graduated from Skidmore College on Saturday. The 658 students in the 99th graduating class marched into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center accompanied by the Schenectady Pipe Band. Three people received honorary degrees and eloquently addressed the audience: Sir Clive Gillinson, director of Carnegie Hall, Gwen Ifill of PBS, and Gregory Williams, author of Life on the Color Line.
Our weekend was filled with food and friends and family and was a whole lot of fun. We helped Clara pack up and clean and headed for home on Sunday afternoon. I'll miss my regular visits to Saratoga Springs, but I'm happy to know that I will have Clara at home for awhile before she heads off for her next adventure.