Going into a new school year, teenagers have a lot to worry about -- schedules with unfamiliar teachers, huge textbooks and a shopping list. On the list of things to buy are binders, paper and pencils, not to mention clothes.
I was at my senior party the night John Wooden died. I didn't hear about it until I turned on the news the next day, and it took a little while for it all to register that one of my greatest role models, best known for his college coaching career in UCLA basketball, was dead.
I like to think that I was the first one to discover "The Hunger Games." I mean, I didn't catch on to "Harry Potter" until after the fourth one was released. I hadn't even heard of "Twilight" until after "Eclipse" was in bookstores.
I have looked forward to seeing "Despicable Me" for quite some time. A month ago, on June 9, I actually woke up, shot out of bed and ran down the stairs to tear open the newspaper and pick what time I was going to see it!