Off-Topic Tuesday

Living Life Like the 95-Year-Old in the Parking Lot (While Avoiding Charges of Manslaughter)

Photo by Edu Carvalho on Pexels.com There were two golden years when all four of my children attended the same school together. Each morning, our harried but single-route commute took us through the church parking lot adjoining their school. Most days we were cruising through just as the morning service was letting out. And, most… Continue reading Living Life Like the 95-Year-Old in the Parking Lot (While Avoiding Charges of Manslaughter)

Teaching, Writing

Back to the Mountain. Again.

Photo by Pawan Yadav on Pexels.com Though teachers and students across the U.S. have been trickling back to school for the past several weeks, the celebration of Labor Day traditionally signals the final, “That’s all folks!” regarding summer fun. Or any fun. Whatsoever. Did I mention I’m a teacher heading back this week? Now parents,… Continue reading Back to the Mountain. Again.

Writing

On Jumping Over Hurdles, and Falling With (on Your) Dignity

  Track is a sport of self-motivation.  Though, technically, you run against other racers, it's really you against yourself -- Can you force yourself to do a little better?  Last a little longer?  Go a little faster?  I ran track for eight years. It was one big party in grade school, but when I got to high school the… Continue reading On Jumping Over Hurdles, and Falling With (on Your) Dignity

Writing

Forget Resolutions. Let’s Talk Deadlines.

In my house, the tell-tale sign of a new year approaching is directly correlated to the increasing number of Post-it's and gum wrappers lying around covered with "dates to remember."  Yes, it's time to buy a new calendar.  For many, it's also the prime season to get organized and take charge of LIFE for the coming year. I'm… Continue reading Forget Resolutions. Let’s Talk Deadlines.