2017! Whew New…

Week one of 2017 has flown by!  I hope everyone has had tremendous fun with family and friends in the New Year.  I have certainly had a most fortuitous and remarkably busy start.  Thank you to everyone that took the time to check out this blog, all 1,217 of you!  I appreciate your time and […]

A Lost Lake Found…

What you say?  A lost lake?  Please!  Really! Sometimes I feel lost out here so far away from the hum of the city.  I miss the sound of sirens, of traffic, raucous street folk, the downtown beat.  I love the cacophony of bustling human life.  I revel in the intersectionality of diversity.  For me the […]

Rod Sterling in the Den of a Tiger

On one visit to downtown St. Joseph, Missouri, quite by accident, I found myself at The Tiger’s Den.   The dinner restaurant we chose was inconveniently closed.  We landed at The Tiger’s Den to regroup.  The Tiger’s Den is a speak easy inspired, reading room, complete with bookshelves, a large collection of used books, easy chairs, and sometimes […]

A Trip into my Cotton Wool of life

I found this term, “the cotton wool of life”, once in an anthology of best practices for professional development for educators.  The book is now lost but Hannah Arendt was attributed.  The phrase appealed to me and I have often mused about the meaning.  I believe it refers to the most basic aspects of life. […]