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 . . .
Is it me, or did we just have an "uneventful blizzard" where we didn't have extensive power outages, down trees or other devastation? So now we can use the time to do things with our family members? We can use the time to slow down, and reflect on our needs, to not worry about the … Continue reading An Uneventful Blizzard?
It's time now to begin the next semester, spring semester. I have often wondered why the spring semester begins in the winter and why it is called spring when we sometimes have to trudge through the snow, but perhaps that's a topic for another time. In preparing for the new semester, I looked back over … Continue reading A Nice Surprise