Bridge Building

  It’s that time of year when students from pre-K to college make the pilgrimage back to the land of learning armed with pencils, paper and books,  but school is really so much more than academics.   In the district where I work, school starts on Tuesday.   Teachers...

50 at 50

I’m almost 50.  Yep, on July 8th, I will have lived for ½ a century.  18,250 days.  Elementary school, intermediate school, jr. high school, high school, several colleges, a few boyfriends, one marriage, one child, one divorce, 3 teaching jobs, over 2800 students, the...

A Momma Bear’s Job

Let me warn you – this may make me appear to be less than sympathetic.  Please believe me when I say that I am not.  I beg of you to just let me say my piece.  There is no need to send me hate mail or to comment that I’m not being very kind.  I just feel like this has...

A Day For All Moms

I’m the motherless mother of an only child who has died and Mother’s Day is right around the corner. On that particular Sunday, you’ll most likely find me and my dogs hidden away in my bed with my comforter wrapped around the three of us.  I won’t leave the house and...

The Beauty of Being Weird

We seem to have a shortage of truly unique individuals in the world today.  As a society, we tell each other to embrace our uniqueness.  We spout off random quotes found on the internet about the beauty of being different.  But when push comes to shove, we tend to...
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