The persistence of memory

It took 8 weeks before I finally felt a sense structure in my deconstructed life.  Did it take everyone else two months to find an element of calm in this new isolated existence? I can’t be the only one who has flailed like a fish out of water, flopping from place to place, can I?  … Continue reading The persistence of memory

Teach your children. Well…

During this prolonged health and economic crisis, there’s been a lot of discussion in our country about education and how these circumstances are impacting students. I’ve read numerous articles and posts and tweets itemizing all the things kids are missing in this new “school” setting, the curriculum, the material, the lessons. I’m not going to … Continue reading Teach your children. Well…

CivMix redux – April edition

I’ve put together a few links to my posts over on CivMix. They’re a reflection of the current Covid situation and express some of my concerns, past times and where I’m finding some comfort. Hope you enjoy them! http://civmix.com/2020/04/where-are-the-children/ http://civmix.com/2020/04/what-to-watch-during-a-pandemic/ http://civmix.com/2020/04/table-for-one/

For the love of sixth grade

When I was in sixth grade, I had the coolest teacher ever. I now suspect that Mr. Warbrick, the first male teacher I ever had, was fairly new to the field. Teachers who so enthusiastically do their own thing, I’ve come to learn, are either fresh and green or comfortable veterans. The memories that stand … Continue reading For the love of sixth grade

Hearing voices

Driving in my car the other day, I caught WAMC’s Joe Donahue conducting an interview with a woman whose name I didn’t catch, having tuned in mid broadcast. As I listened to the conversation I realized the woman’s voice was familiar...it was my friend, Sally, who works for the University. How cool! I turned up … Continue reading Hearing voices

Prince Charming

Last weekend my youngest son did something I could never imagine doing - he performed onstage as Prince Charming in his school's production of Into the Woods.Sitting in the audience and watching him act and sing made me incredibly proud of him. Not just because he was great, which he was, but because he had … Continue reading Prince Charming

O Captain! My Captain

I’m no army brat, so the term captain isn’t one I use with any frequency. Which is probably why I took note of the fact that I did indeed use the word twice in a single evening recently. Both were in the “proper noun” category, meaning a place and a person, (of sorts) and both … Continue reading O Captain! My Captain