From you? Or from someone with real clout over an 18-year-old?

In the latter case, it isn't you who's doing, or not doing, the allowing, is it?

In the former case, well, you're entitled to spend your money as you see fit---but denying the money doesn't mean you aren't "allowing"; it means you aren't *financing*. The two are quite different things.

Sounds to me like it isn't just your 18-year-old son who needs to grow up.

On Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:57:40 -0700, Robert Hansen <> wrote:

On Mar 5, 2013, at 10:43 PM, "Louis Talman" <> wrote:

If I were your 18-year-old son, I'd tell you what you could do with the notion that you could "not allow" me to do something I'd decided to do.

Maybe, but good luck on getting $200K to blow on a soft degree.:)

Bob Hansen

--Louis A. Talman
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Metropolitan State University of Denver