Another Summer on the Books

For staff, school starts tomorrow. Between my own education, selling college textbooks, raising my children, and being a parapro, I have lived my life on an academic schedule, every single year since I was 5 years old. Think of that. Fifty-six years of summers. Some years have been joyous and productive, some not so much.…

The Meaning of Life

Disclaimer: This is my humble offering after many years of thought and prayer. If you have found your own meaning, please leave it in a comment. I welcome any and all perspectives. As I was lying sleepless last night, I realized that, though I discovered the meaning of life many years ago, I never shared.…

Sheila

My friend, Sheila, died today. I once joked with my sister-in-law that I hated turning 60 because, when you died after 60, you went from “she’s gone too soon” to “she lived a long, full life.” No one would ever say that about Sheila. Yes, she did cram as much living as possible into the…

Canine Assistants

I have a friend–a very good friend–who works with an organization called Canine Assistants based in Alpharetta, Georgia. If you haven’t heard of it, don’t be surprised. They are just a small group of wonderfully kind, dedicated people who train dogs to assist people who need a little or a lot of help. My friend…