April is National Sexual Assault on Campus Month 2015. I wouldn't have thought much of it except that while I was watching the Road to the Final Four, there were so many PSAs played during timeouts it was hard to ignore (I know, that's the point of PSAs). Also, as it happens at the beginning of that … Continue reading It’s On Us
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
Just one, that's it. I did not like it one bit. My first semester I was clear, at 18-years-old, that I wanted to be a teacher; that's why I went to college. Somewhere in the middle of that first semester I thought maybe it would be good to try something else. Today though, I kind … Continue reading I Was An Accounting Major for A Semester
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
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
Every Sunday or Monday morning I read on Facebook about many of my "friends" who are suffering from a hangover. It really shouldn't surprise me all that much; although frankly, it gets me a little sad. Now, I will be the first to admit to a dozen or so mornings when the drinking from the … Continue reading The Hangover
If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills? I would speak Spanish...again! I took 3 years in high school (thank you Senora Smith and Dr. Garnett); and four in college (thank … Continue reading Before Rosetta Stone and Google Translate
Today's Daily Prompt at Word Press: Ripped from the Headlines, sounded like a real challenge, something to really get my creative juices flowing, so to speak. Here is it: Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post. … Continue reading Ripped from the Headlines: $10,000 Grant Award!
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 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?