22 08, 2020

I Am Woman


March is Women’s History Month in the United States. The celebration was begun with the National Women’s History Project in 1980.

I Am Woman2020-08-22T19:54:47+00:00
7 06, 2020

Where Your Heart Wants to Go


As a teacher I often think, “If only I could reach this student or that.” I think, “if only I could touch that part of him or her that will really get him or her interested in learning.” Sometimes it can be a frustrating search, but other times, the answer is so close I have to try to hard miss it.

Where Your Heart Wants to Go2020-06-07T20:49:38+00:00
7 06, 2020

“Peanuts” Trust


Tomorrow is Election Day in the United States. I guess you would have had to be living in a cave to have missed that fact. It seems to me that this election cycle has been going on forever. In fact, it has been in full swing for more than a year-and-a-half. The French system of a six week campaign begins to seem pretty good.

“Peanuts” Trust2020-06-19T19:11:19+00:00
7 06, 2020



Do you ever have trouble making decisions? Do you decide to do something one way only to have a friend tell you it’s a dumb idea? Join the club of wafflers. In the political world, being a waffler is considered a very bad thing.

7 06, 2020

Inevitable Things


There are a few things in life that are inevitable: getting older, getting a job and conflict. Sorry to say, there is no way to avoid conflict. Just when you think things are on an even track, someone will get in your face and bang…conflict.

Inevitable Things2020-06-07T20:41:01+00:00
7 06, 2020

Thanksgiving Gratitude


Because of Thanksgiving on Thursday, this is the shortest school week of the year. That, in and of itself, is something to be thankful for, but all of us have a lot more serious things we can be grateful for.

Thanksgiving Gratitude2020-06-07T20:39:35+00:00
7 06, 2020

Quirky Families


Welcome back from the Thanksgiving Holiday. I hope you ate too much, slept too long and did less work than you planned. If you did, you had a successful break in my book. For me, Thanksgiving always brings back memories of family.

Quirky Families2020-06-07T20:37:37+00:00
7 06, 2020

Student Death – Matt Gnage


I had the pleasure this weekend to watch my daughter, my youngest child graduate from Physicians Assistant School at George Washington University in Washington D.C. It was one of those peak experiences in life, some call them mountain top experiences.

Student Death – Matt Gnage2020-06-07T20:34:32+00:00
7 06, 2020



As we turn the corner towards winter, only a week away, it’s a good time to look at what we’re doing here. Sometimes we feel like we’re putting in time until the next vacation, just two weeks away. Other times we are highly motivated either by an exciting project or the prospect of an upcoming exam.

7 06, 2020

Help Quiz – Words of Advice


I’m going to start off my words today with a multiple choice quiz. Think carefully about your own behavior before you answer. First Question—When you have a difficult problem in your life you are most likely to a) keep it to yourself and try to solve it on your own, b) ask a friend for advice on how to solve the problem, or c) ask your parent or sibling for help.

Help Quiz – Words of Advice2020-06-07T20:29:19+00:00
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