7 Days to Go; Time to Revisit the Beginning


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

“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