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Meet the Smartest Kid in Class

Identity: UNKNOWN   For the annual history trivia contest, students nominated a representative from each of the six history classes. The school's smartest student hit the buzzer only five times...

Before We Say Goodbye to 2020!

Before I say goodbye to 2020, I’d like to thank it for teaching me that no matter how determined and upbeat I am, I can’t avoid pain, discomfort, and disappointment. I didn’t see it coming a year...

We Need a Little Christmas!

  We’ve had a year of surprises, learned resilience, and embraced the mindful practice of gratitude. I am eternally grateful for you – for what you’ve shared and taught me this year. I admire you...

Happy Thanksgiving

From my office window, I watch giant leaves painted in fall hues float sideways from the Red Maple tree. One by one, they land, creating an autumn carpet. A twinge of nostalgia hits me with...

The Year of Perfect Vision

The Year of Perfect Vision   Back in the day, as a school counselor, I wrote each student's high school graduation year on their choice sheet. I loved typing 2020 The Year of Perfect Vision. It...
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Practice Makes Progress
We all agree that no one wants to suffer or have their child suffer. We don't want bad things to ...
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Practice Makes Progress

How to Ask the Right Questions
“How was your day?” “Fine.” “What did you learn today?” “Nothing.” “Are you finished with your science project?” “No.” Being ...
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How to Ask the Right Questions

The On Ramp to Fall Semester 2020
Uncertainty’s lingered far longer than we expected. I, like you, want a giant slice of permanent normal. No sprinkles or ...
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The On Ramp to Fall Semester 2020

5 Simple Steps to Apologizing
A dad asked his daughter to give a handful of her M&Ms to her brother from the big bag she’d ...
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5 Simple Steps to Apologizing

Happy Father’s Day
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me”  Jim Valvano Thank You ...
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Happy Father’s Day

Do you feel like I feel?
With eager anticipation we awaited fresh news to distract us from the pandemic – something lively and refreshing to relieve ...
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Do you feel like I feel?

The Voice
The dark day disrupted my morning. Then I heard the voice ...
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The Voice

How to do Nothing
Skip the serious stuff. It’s time for grace, kindness, and eye cream. Eat the last popsicle, listen to birds chirping, ...
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How to do Nothing

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