It Ain’t What You Don’t Know…

I was asked to substitute yesterday for a class in an online Intermediate School. It was refreshing to interact with young people who were truly interested in the subject matter, and who expressed a sincere desire to learn and grow. As part of the class, we read a quote by Mark Twain: “It ain’t whatContinue reading “It Ain’t What You Don’t Know…”

My Own Declaration of Independence

Tomorrow, July 4, the United States of America celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  The Declaration was drafted “to explain to foreign nations why the colonies had chosen to separate themselves from Great Britain. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson explained that a body of people have a right to change governmentsContinue reading “My Own Declaration of Independence”

Children and Grieving – Help Them Remain Children

Childhood. That word often brings up images of innocence, of carefree years, of discovery, joy, and wonder. Adults often go to great lengths to help their young child feel safe, protected, and secure. When a child loses a parent and they are forced to face tragedy, in their eyes that security and protection can be shattered.Continue reading “Children and Grieving – Help Them Remain Children”

Sometimes It Just Takes a Little…

I walked past my plants this morning, and knew I’d waited much too long. They were drooping, and some of the leaves had started fading from their luscious green to a sickly yellow. I’d been thinking about them for days now. Each time I looked at them, I knew I needed to water them. ButContinue reading “Sometimes It Just Takes a Little…”