Category Archive: Teaching

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

I wrote this post when I first started out as a blogger and its message is worth repeating. Illiteracy is the source of so much that is wrong with our society and there… Continue reading

Breaking Bread with Indiana Jones

Have you at any time in your life fantasized about hunting for antiquities like they did in Indiana Jones or even Jewel of the Nile? I sure did and I was certain that… Continue reading

Money Matters

The other day I was talking with a friend and the conversation turned to experiences we had with managing money.  It got me thinking about all of the things people do in life,… Continue reading

Anything But Handicapped

I wanted to share a story about one of my students.  Mark was born with Spina bifida, and had nerve damage which affected his ability to walk.  He traversed from place to place… Continue reading

Making Tough Decisions – part 2

(This is a continuation of the last post) I arrived at the bus and it was swarming with thirty or so yellow jackets inside and out.  It had been a hot day and… Continue reading

Making Tough Decisions – part 1

We had just finished our hike along the Earthquake Trail, named so because it sat directly on a fault line and showed physical evidence of what happens when the earths plates shift.  The… Continue reading

Unraveling the Mystery of Mary Frances Simpson

One of the things I love about genealogy is trying to make sense out of those parts of your family that just don’t make any sense.  According to Ancestry, Mary Frances Simpson is… Continue reading

A Closer Look

I’ll have to add another thing to the list of why I like Facebook (I think I might be gradually shifting towards being a convert).  Sometimes my Facebook friends share stories that are… Continue reading

Helping Your Child in School

So here we are, it’s April 1st and your child is well into the school year.  This is the time of year when what they are learning is the meat and potatoes of… Continue reading

The Family Unit – Exchange, Contribution and Barter

I was reminded today of an old practice that has gained increasing popularity as individuals find themselves economically challenged…the barter system.  In fact, Craig’s List has a section devoted to barter in which… Continue reading