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Find your strength in LOVE

“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 with high waisted jeans and tie dyed bandanas who walked unsteadily on chunky heeled shoes. It was a time of free love, happiness, peace, and contentment. We had brought our people home from Viet Nam and the world was healing. I remember having two hometown friends who had brothers that went to war in the draft. One came home and one did not. It was a crap shoot. My constant prayer was please end the war in Viet Nam. The point is, it

Stuff is Getting Real

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 office in which we were meeting. “I just wanted to tell you all that a plane hit one of the towers in New York City.” “Yikes!” we all said as we went about our business. There was another knock at the door. “You guys need to come and look at this. Another plane has run into the towers in NYC and they are not able to communicate with two others that are in the air.” That got our attention. With eyes big as saucers we watched the

Chicken Soup: Parenting 101

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 parents. Last night, she was bone weary. She has become a “germ-a-phobe”. It seems a mother, who works next door to the school (at a day care) was late in picking up her sick son. My daughter met her at the door and explained that the boy had told her how sick he had been all weekend. The mother laughed it off. Yeah, she said. He hasn’t felt well for a while. There was a silent stand-off then. My daughter explained her frustr

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