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“There are not many things in life you can be sure of, except rain falls from the clouds, and sun lights up the sky, and hummingbirds do fly.”  

Linda Creed writer/George Benson, Whitney Houston

The year was 1977.

Picture men with sideburns, long and thick. Girls wit...

It was one of those days you seldom have in teaching.

I had a sub but was in the building to help with fabric selections for furniture for our new building. The architect was in our meeting as was the principal and another teacher.

There was a knock at the door of the of...

My daughter called me last night.

While I love getting calls from her, from her home in Denver, I know that there are times I need to listen more than talk.

It  was one of those listen days.

She works with kids.

 Sometimes providing more stability for them than their own p...

I peeked inside the bathroom to see three neat rows of medications, drops, and lotions. It seemed excessive for our 3 day stay in Florida.

It’s hard to believe we are in our 60’s.

The reunion was spur of the moment and planned quickly so that we (former WMU roommates and...

Okay, I will admit that I am mostly drawn to period series when it comes to Netflix.

I have enjoyed watching the Monarchy, Outlander, the Vikings, Spanish Princesses, War stories and the like.

I would not be a very fun “Netflix and Chill” date. Fantasy and light simple s...

Kobe Bryant’s death sent a shock wave through the world yesterday.

I really don’t follow professional basketball very well, but I do  look at  the leaders with scrutiny. After all, when the eyes of the entire world are on you in a  professional and public light, you hav...


The wheels of education move slowly.

You wouldn’t think so when you hear of schools adopting new programs, textbooks, or the cutting e...

During a conversation with some late 20 and 30 somethings, I was interested to find that they had switched jobs at least 3-5 times after their college careers.

“The boss was out of touch. The hours were not what I expected. I found it too far of a commute.”  My favorite...

Have you ever wondered what happens to teachers when they get together?


 Lots and lots of laughing.

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with some very dear friends. All of us had been in the same school district and many (save 2) were retired.

Annette was the host....

I was a child when I saw the first Breaking News Bulletin interrupt Captain Kangeroo.

I remember it as being frightening.

Whatever could have happened to make my stomach clutch and try and find cover?

You see, back in my childhood, presidents and minority leaders were bei...