I want to pay tribute to wonderful people I have known, the wonderful country in which I live, the communities in which I have lived, the churches who have claimed me as their own, the God who sends shivers down my back when I really give him a portion of my time—well, maybe not shivers but tears flow easily in some of those most priceless times.
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“We’ll hire you but I suppose you want in the northwest schools, so I’m not sure just where you will be placed,” so said the personnel director. “No,” I replied, “I have a sociology degree and I am interested in … Continue reading
A TEST I ALMOST FLUNKED! In my school I had a reputation of being an outstanding teacher, respected by administration, parents, teachers, and students. I was lead teacher, assigned to committees, in charge when the principle was gone, all … Continue reading
“Poor me,” he laments, “‘Tis my fate written in stars,” as he makes his doom. Although I am lending a humorous touch to this haiku, it is a serious concern to me. I was talking with a friend yesterday about … Continue reading
Ashlyn (7) and Jadalyn (8) were here last week. While I washed the dishes I remembered the days when they both clamored to pull up a stool and wash the dishes. I let them do so occasionally, but generally I … Continue reading
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” Helen Keller For this week’s Writers Quote Challenge, please share with us a “small … Continue reading
Her precious kindergarten face looked up at me in surprise, “It’s magic!” she said. At her teacher’s request I had taken her to my room for a bit of one on one teaching to help out with some math readiness. … Continue reading
Letter written to my grand-son. Just spoofing common core a bit! If you like common core, handle me with grace and forgiveness. 😀 If you don’t like it, have a laugh! Dan Hayes, surely you would not question my being … Continue reading
The year was 1965 or 66 and I had a class of third and fourth grade students. Our language arts lesson consisted of writing about our class. The students dictated a paragraph which I wrote on the board. They were … Continue reading
Perhaps I’m exaggerating by using “riot” as the opposite of rote, but from my observations, not by much. Two illustrations from my educational experience: In high school, I was called a DAR meaning a Darn Average Raiser. I liked to … Continue reading