1.29.2015

Totally off the topic of photography but right on target for Kirk.

As many of you know my kid, Ben, went off to college last Fall. He got out of Texas. He got out of the Southwest. He went all the way to Saratoga Springs, NY to attend Skidmore College. He chose the school, visited on his own and made the final decision. Even though it is 1849 miles from Austin we were very pleased with his decision. It's a rigorous school and very selective. And Saratoga Springs is drop dead beautiful.

So, I was waiting for Belinda to meet me at the Blanton Museum after my swim practice this afternoon and I got a text. It was from Ben. He made the Dean's List for last semester. It was his freshman, first semester.

I am very proud of Ben.


Go Ben.

21 comments:

Duncan Holthausen said...

Congratulations to Ben and his parents. Freshman year is a tough time for many college students, being away from home with lots of potential distractions and free from parental eyes. He's obviously a serious student and has been raised right. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

I presume, because the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, that he is a very good writer?

Howard said...

Kudos to you and Belinda, you have done well; a bunch more to Ben, you have, are, and will continue to do well.

Frank Grygier said...

Well Done Ben!

Jim said...

Way to go Ben. Congratulations.

Larry Cordeiro said...

Great work all around I'd say. Just curious, did Ben take a camera along with him. Might be interesting for him to start a visual diary.... Kirk?

Bill Bresler said...

Huzzah! To all 3 of you.

PittsburghDog said...

Congratulations to Ben (& you and Melinda). That is a great start.

Mike Rosiak said...

I am happy for you and Belinda, and I am always delighted to see a young person take charge of their life, as Ben so competently has.

Bill Uzzell said...

Congratulations to Ben, and his deservedly proud parents!

Gary Matson said...

Great work parents !!!! and Ben.

Wolfgang Lonien said...

Ok, I admit it: as a European, I had to look up the term "Dean's List" in Wikipedia. I also asked Mitchie, my wife (who studied in the US) about "Freshman Year", tho I could guess what that means.

Anyway, congrats to you all. Ben is a good kid. And it's good to have some nice and personal stuff here, beside all the camera and business reports. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

Joe Gilbert said...

Way to go, Ben!!

Fred said...

That is impressive, but what is more impressive is that he is a thoughtful person with excellent manners.

Michael Bowman said...

Great job Ben!

And congratulations to you and Belinda for helping him build such a strong foundation.

I hope I can do as well for my son.

billstormont said...

Yours is a fine family.

Michael Matthews said...

Well done!

Diogenes Montesa Baena said...

the kids are alright, the future is good.
congratulations on raising a fine person!

Kirk Tuck said...

Thanks for all the warm, nice, happy response. A nice reminder that a lot of stuff goes to plan and works well.

I do have to tell Larry Cordeiro that not only did Ben not take a camera along (I offered him literally any camera) but doesn't take a lot of images with his phone either. Not a content producer in the visual field beyond his early video work.

Jeffrey Minch said...

Yeah, well apples, trees. He comes by it honestly, no?

Congratulations.

We live through our children. Store it up for when he calls you at 3:00 AM, Kirk.

Noons said...

As a father of a kid about the same age, I know only too well how this kind of thing is important, for all concerned.
Congratulations to Ben and both of you. Well done!