Stories about life that inspire emotions - mostly humor.
Lessons about writing based on my textbook, Strategies for Teaching Writing.
Poetry and essays about the of art of being human.
I write therefore, I am.
A 5-Pound Dog Protected Me in the Dark of Night
It was 2 a.m. when Dagney scratched on the mirror to go out. A noise that wakes me and not my husband, go figure. I rolled out of bed and we headed outside. The second the door opened, Dagney charged out, but instead of heading towards the shop with the motion light like she usually does, she veered to the right. Thinking it strange, I grabbed the flashlight from the windowsill and shinned the spotlight around the yard.
Disney Princesses Started the Trend - Long Hair is Always In
Most little girls want to be a Disney princess when they are little. I was no exception. Born in the 60s, my indoctrination taught me to believe that beauty came in the form of women with long hair. Young female royalty always got the handsome prince and lived happily ever after. So, of course, I wanted to be just like them, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
For Mother’s Day I Want My Daughters Vaccinated
Life has always, since they were born, revolved around my daughters. They are my world. At the ages of 35 and 33 they don’t need me as much, but I still need them. When something funny happens, I call them. Yesterday, I shared a story of our Yorkshire Terrier chasing a deer. They are my go-to people to discuss concerns because they understand words don’t solve problems but standing together provides support. Daily our phones ping with texts of memes, pics of grandchildren, and questions of what to do now. They are my best friends.
Teacher Appreciation Week: Thanks, But No Thanks
My daughter sent me a text. "Public education is the superintendent asking teachers to design and cut thank you cards for Teacher Appreciation Week. Nothing says I appreciate you like 'take away your prep and make your own shit.'"
Vocal Media Revised Their Platform So I Revised My Critique
Both offer similar features but they are different After publishing on Medium and Vocal Media, I found the first to be more rewarding both financially and emotionally based on reader engagement.
Dagney Shares Lessons in May — Three More to Read Today
Just as promised Dagney is sharing life lessons everyday this month. The first stressed the benefits of relaxation and ignoring the negative. Today her behaviors shine a spotlight on communication. She reminds us that words are not always necessary to send a message.
The Love You Give is Returned Ten Fold
As a child, she looked for the kids that needed friends. She sat by the girl who ate alone at the lunch table. She brought friends home for dinner. So, I should not have been surprised when Kari, our daughter, started fostering cats for the Idaho Humane Society.
Nietzsche Quotes That Prompt Understanding of Current Events
“There are no facts, only interpretations.” — Friedrich Nietzsche Can we agree that we cannot understand completely? Each person arrives at conclusions based upon interpretation and interpretations are derived from the evidence used to process thoughts.