A Few Thoughts

Birds singing

Birds Singing

The sound of birds singing amazes me still.  You have to understand, I’ve been legally deaf most of my life.  Hearing aids helped, but only to a point.  I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to…


Weddings- couple exchanging rings.

What Weddings Say About Us.

I have a theory about weddings. I think the way people go about getting married predicts what kind of marriage they’ll have.  There are some things in life that tell us a lot about someone-…


Spring blossoms

Spring is Here

Spring is here- or so they say.  Here in Michigan it can be hard to tell.  It’s May now, and we’ve had everything from frost to stifling 80 degree days.  There are times when those…


A Child looking out the door.

The Rest of the Child

There’s more to each child than meets the eye. As a teacher I’ve spent much of my career working with kids others would call a “problem child.”  My degree is in Special Education for students with…


Civility in Politics

When it comes to politics I have friends all over the political spectrum. It’s nice. I like it that way. But I’m worried. I think we can say almost anything, make any point, raise any objection…


School Stinks

You know what I remember most about school?  Waiting for the bell to ring at the end of the day. The sad thing is that I liked learning.  I’ll admit it, I was and still…


Super Roy – A Coach’s Power to Inspire

Note: This story about my favorite coach originally appeared in Chicken Soup for the Teenaged Soul IV. “You’re a half-back.” I looked over my shoulder at the empty field behind me.  “Me?” I asked, pointing…