Papa Was A Rolling Stone – A Tribute

There are always ones you know you’ll hear about.  You hope not to, but you know you will, and it won’t be good. There are those you know you’ll likely never hear from again, but you figure they’ll turn out okay anyway.  There are those you hope, and maybe expect to keep in touch, and… Continue reading Papa Was A Rolling Stone – A Tribute

30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 10

Today I am thankful to watch several students I know cross the stage for their high school diploma. For many of them, to get to this point was a struggle. Much of the struggle could have been avoided if habits were better, but even if they were better, some of them still had mountains to… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 10

30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 3

Today I am thankful for my kids – not the biological one, or even the ones who have become part of my family by choice and happenstance, though I am beyond grateful for them too. I’m talking about my students. Being an educator can sometimes be burdensome to one’s own family, difficult, maddening and downright… Continue reading 30 Days of Thanks 2014 – Day 3

Thoughts on Sandy Hook…and life in general.

The last two weeks or so have been rough, on a personal, professional and world level. I’ve had words swimming in my head since then and they have been taking a very long time to gel into anything coherent so I didn’t want to put my fingers to the keyboard quite yet.  But I have… Continue reading Thoughts on Sandy Hook…and life in general.