Do you know what's a little bit weird? Going back to your college campus after you graduated.
Do you know what's even weirder (more weird?) than that? Going back to your college campus for a work conference.
And do you what is weirdest of all? Going back to your college campus, Penn State, for a work conference the week after Joe Paterno, the most famous coach in college football, died.
I grew up in a Penn State household, and loving Joe Paterno came with the territory. When I became a Penn State student in 2006, my love and admiration for the old man only increased.
At this point, after all that has come out with the Penn State scandal, my feelings about Joe Paterno are admittedly a wee bit conflicted. As a proud PSU alum and fan, I feel one way. As a girl who hopes she would do the right thing in a tough situation, I feel another. And finally, as someone who works in child welfare and all too often sees the heartbreaking results of people who "should have done more," I feel another way.
Still, I took a trip over to the statue of Joe Paterno after my conference today, and it was certainly a sight to see.