Last updated on Jun 21st, 2021 at 04:52 pm

Piotr Wawrzyniuk
Piotr Wawrzyniuk

1. They still call (or text or Skype or FaceTime)

During my freshman year, the one constant in my otherwise unpredictable schedule was the coveted weekly phone call from my mom. Nothing could lure me away from that dorm room landline at 8 p.m. every Monday. Fast forward 25 years, and technology has made it infinitely easier on us folks left behind. I not only exchanged text messages with Tanner almost daily, but he called me at least once a week. Even better, on Sundays during football season, we shared hours of Skype time. (OK, so technically, my screen was pointed at the television set so he could watch the Chargers on our local telecast, but it was bonding time nonetheless.)