It was quite a busy and emotional weekend for me, as it probably was for many others. On one hand, it was a weekend of endings. For many/most/all? of the public North Carolina college, this was graduation weekend. Many of my son’s childhood friends, who are the children of my friends and usually my former … More A Weekend of Endings and Beginnings
It’s been a year since the pandemic REALLY hit most of us. It was this week last year that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. But is that what made it real for you? I was inspired for this post by an opinion piece by John Paul Brammer in the Washington Post … More When Did You Know?
The morning of the first Friday in March, I went to see a podiatrist. My foot had been hurting, and the next morning my son was returning from college for Spring Break, bringing with him a Japanese exchange student who was graduating and wanted to investigate possible graduate schools in my hometown of Washington DC. … More It’s like déjà vu all over again..except hopefully not
(Sorry, I had a class and other things that came up last night (cough cough GEORGIA cough), so I didn’t get around to finishing this post. However, it is such an important one I wanted to make sure that I did share it.) For me, one of the greatest gifts of 2020, UNDER the circumstances, … More The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Teachers and Students
Three students who grew up homeschooling together (along with my son) started playing music together a few years ago. Even though they are all attending college, they have continued playing together on holidays in a band they named The Offbeats. They specialize in playing family-friendly classic rock. While this is mostly just a hobby and … More Free, Family Friendly, Live Streaming Concert to Benefit Pay-what-you-can Cafe
I’m a literature teacher, so I read a lot of books, especially during the summer when the last academic year’s classes are over and I’m planning for the coming year. So for my leisure reading–the ones I read to relax and chill out or prepare myself for sleep–I tend to read non-gory mysteries, particularly of … More Book Review: The Sonnet Lover