Applying to college is a task that I wouldn’t wish even on my worst enemy. It is highway robbery committed in the name of higher education — universities take your $60, scorn your thought-out application and make you ashamed you bought their T-shirt when you visited the campus.
The process might not be so stressful for those whose shared DNA with an alumnus gives them a significant advantage when applying to some private schools, a practice that some want to stop. However, a private school is just another business — it too reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
This year’s kite festival takes the expression, “Go fly a kite” to a new level, with kite stunts, carnival rides and kite-decorating competitions. If you think you might want to try out your kite-making abilities at this free, beloved local tradition, come out this Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dusty Rhodes Park in Ocean Beach.