“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”–Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. My former sister-in-law was born in Mexico and educated in her home country. She once told me that when she moved to … More The Right to Bear Arms?
Good Morning! My friend, Tanya, always starts her texts to me with these words. It warms my heart each time. It is a good thing she does, a small thing, but a good thing. I’m collecting good things. As I opened my Facebook page this morning, I saw a video created by Selena Shannon for … More “Where is the Good? Follow that…”
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi Brene Brown is one of the current thought leaders today. Her work has helped many. I noticed that she has a new curriculum for teachers, based on her work in the field of personal growth. I have just downloaded Brown’s new curriculum for … More I love Brene Brown but…
“Argh!! Each day so many despicable news items! It’s enough to make one stop in one’s tracks, when what is required is for us to push full steam ahead. ” This is me, as I begin my daily task of writing. I check myself, check the news, and open my clean, new page. It’s hard … More My reminder: Are you living in integrity with your heart and soul?
It’s tough right now, but it’s possible! We can find the good. My Facebook pages are rife with troubles, but also bursting with things that surprise and delight me. Today, amid the wonderful and amazing ideas from teachers who are preparing for the beginning of school, and the crazy and brain-fogging news, I found some … More On this day, finding miracles…
Sometimes you just get lucky. I met this man when I was in high school. I didn’t know it at the time, but he was to be a life-long partner and lover. At first we clashed, and over the years we have worked through all kinds of our own personal challenges as part of the … More I married my best friend…happy 48th!
Photo Courtesy of Brad Wright ” I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge–even wisdom. Like art.” February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019. … More Toni Morrison
There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.–Cat Stevens I can hear the music in my head, “…ride on the Peace Train!” Stevens, now known as Yusuf, a proudly practicing Muslim, wrote his song so people would not forget the joy and power of unity in hope. … More Hope: Growing from gratitude.
“When you’re at peace with your life and in a state of tranquility, you actually send out a vibration of energy that impacts all living creatures.” Wayne Dyer There is no denying that these are tough times. Many of us feel, if not in this particular moment, that we are a bit “untethered” as we … More Teachers, you got this!
A dear friend of mine, Mark Maxwell-Smith, has carved out a new persona for himself under the name of PUN. A man who might otherwise have taken his retirement years to enjoy the fruits of a long and illustrious career, he chose instead to bring his warm heart and dedication to children to work as … More A one-man beacon of light…