When I started to blog 358 days ago, I never imagined how much my writing would change, or how many people I will likely never meet read my blog, or just how much I've enjoyed blogging every day that I just might continue! I've decided that for the next seven days, as a way of counting down to … Continue reading 7 Days to Go; Time to Revisit the Beginning
Castleton State College
“Boys Will Be Boys” Follow-Up
I've experienced days, like most people, of deep, deep sadness or despair. Grief, loss, loneliness, each powerful emotions that can cripple anyone from living a life of joy and happiness. I don't know anyone who can work through trauma on their own and no one should ever have to, ever. On Thursday I blogged about … Continue reading “Boys Will Be Boys” Follow-Up
Boys Will Be Boys Is Unacceptable
More often than not, I'm happy to say where I went to college. I had a great experience as an undergrad, involved in activities, being a student leader; oh, and going to classes that I enjoyed with terrific faculty. Yesterday though, I heard about a classmate's daughter and the horrible incident that is forever a … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys Is Unacceptable
Sweet Dreams: Daily Prompt
Dreams are a funny thing. My husband can recount his dreams with such detail, vivid color and action, it amazes me. Stories of bank robbing with Clint Eastwood, leaping tall buildings in a single bound; his dreams are usually a reflection of what we watched on television that night or what he read on Buzz … Continue reading Sweet Dreams: Daily Prompt
Color Me Successful
I leafed through the book back in 1981 and took the associated tests to decide a possible career path. I'd already declared my major as elementary education but thought, maybe, I should check out all my options. When career counselor unveiled the results, I was most like to be a human resources administrator in a … Continue reading Color Me Successful
Tests (and Measurements)
When I went to college I intended to become an elementary school teacher. I honestly believed that I was going to graduate, get a teaching job back in my hometown, and retire happily having taught for 30 years as a beloved elementary school teacher. As those of you who know or follow me, . However, … Continue reading Tests (and Measurements)
Where the Sidewalk Ends
I came across this Shel Silverstein poem that someone posted the other day. It reminded me of when I did my student teaching during my senior year of college; Where The Sidewalk Ends was a popular book among the third graders in my class. You might be familiar with one of his other very popular books, The Giving … Continue reading Where the Sidewalk Ends
What’s The Perfect Game?
I was never much of a fan for playing tennis. I didn't like chasing the balls so far if they were hit over the fence at the Y. I wanted the exercise but didn't want to waste time in between serves to retrieve one of the three balls that came in the can we'd bring … Continue reading What’s The Perfect Game?
Who Really Listens?
Who listens to you, really listens? During different times in our lives, both sad and happy, there are go-to people who we seek out to share our news. It's not always the same people. I think we tend to go to the same person for all of our happy news and change pace for all … Continue reading Who Really Listens?
Inspiration On A Ride In A Pinto
Blogging at WordPress is helping me to learn more about writing than I would probably know otherwise. I've never spent time in a formal class for creative, or any other type of writing; and the last time I think I was given a writing "assignment" was in a freshman English class in college. One of … Continue reading Inspiration On A Ride In A Pinto