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.…

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…

What’s it all about?

Today is our 35th wedding anniversary! It is a great day, and I am so, so happy. After so many years, I love him more than I ever thought possible, and I know that makes me a very lucky woman indeed. But here’s what makes it so sweet…things weren’t always great.Steve worked hard to build…

Peace

Welcome to today! Whatever day you are reading this, it is an important day because whether you spend it working, playing or sleeping, it is your day to do with as you please. That you are spending some of it with me is a great honor, and I thank you. Peace is a highly prized…