I hate to be political, especially on my blog, but we all Love a Good Story, and a Good Story is in the making. Our teens are making history. But they are doing what we should have done for them. They are tired and fed up and I don't blame them. Our young people should not … Continue reading Love A good Story
The Maryland Writers' Association had their annual conference March 23 and 24th. Michael Hauge was one of the Keynote Speakers. He presented his Story Mastery and I presented my The Importance and Purposes of Dialogue. I took a picture with him. I could hardly believe that I was first presenting at the same conference that Michael … Continue reading Love A Good Story
Just about everyone has experienced a hardship. If a person grew up in this country before these modern times, they surely experienced several hardships. Some hardships are short and take effort to endure, but they end, and a person comes out of it all right. Then, others are more complex and take more emotional time … Continue reading What is a Tragedy?
I don't understand why so many young adults don't see the value of reading. I don't know what I would do if books didn't exist. I'm always looking up information, learning about different cultures and reading good stories. My college students have told me that reading stories of the past in high school didn't make … Continue reading The Importance of Reading
A Good Parent - Martin Milner Several people have asked me about the minor characters in That Ever Died So Young. I like Martin Milner, Kathryn's father. It makes me question what it takes to be a parent. What are the requirements for parenthood? A man and a woman marry. They move into a … Continue reading A Good Parent
I awoke this morning with something or rather someone on my mind and heart - my neighbor. She is a tiny lady in her eighties attends yoga classes regularly, and enjoys working in her yard. Her husband died about three years ago and left her with a burden she is not able to manage at her … Continue reading Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Lately, I have been thinking about my seniors during my last year that I taught in high school. A few weeks ago, a Facebook Friend posted that right after college she began her teaching career, excited and bubbly at a university. On the day of her post she wrote that she was now retiring and teaching her last class at that … Continue reading Thinking Back, I wonder What Happened to . . .