Leadership for Earth Preservation: Oblivious to the obvious?

“The target for new forestation is approximately 22 million trees per year. Over the next 20 years, the target is to plant 440 million…” –Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment, Ireland It’s easy to get mentally sucked into the deep hole our current administration is digging for our planet.  We currently have the federal … More Leadership for Earth Preservation: Oblivious to the obvious?

Labor Day, 2019

My Labor Day celebration today will be to stay in my home all day.  No picnics, no plans, other than digging into the pile of books and magazines that have piled up next to my bed. I am retired, and yet I work.  I work for love.  I watch my grandkids, and find time for … More Labor Day, 2019

“Until we are all free, we are none of us free. ” ― Emma Lazarus

Freedom is a funny thing.  It’s for us all…and it’s not free. Many of us work hard for our freedom in America.  Teachers do.  They step into classrooms every day and teach children to be civil to one another.  They help children be their best.  They encourage children to do the hard things, for they … More “Until we are all free, we are none of us free. ” ― Emma Lazarus

Who if not us?

We have to “connect the dots,” and when we are faced with a roadblock, healthy people pivot. I loved teaching preschool.  I was the teacher/director of a parent participation nursery school, a position that combined my loves of working with young children and serving as a guide for parents as they increased their skills as … More Who if not us?

Guns. And Kids.

When my kids were little, I taught preschool and kindergarten.  I saw many kids from different backgrounds in my work.  This was over 40 years ago. The discussion of gun play in early childhood persists, as evident by Facebook teacher sites, and the controversy I discovered as an educator and parent has not changed, even … More Guns. And Kids.