So here’s something you may not know about me: I almost flunked woodshop? Yep, back in junior high (what they call “middle school” these days). I was excited when I first walked into woodshop. Instead of a desk, everyone … Continue reading
Posted in education, whimsy
Tagged building things, carpentry, carving, construction, debacle, fiasco, fixing, flood, ice, icemaker, junior high, middle school, planing, plumbing, projects, repairs, sanding, school, skills, water, wood, woodshop
Soon it will be graduation time. I bet you may have someone in your family who is graduating at one level or another. Hell, today they even have graduation ceremonies for kindergarten. I have a granddaughter graduating from college in … Continue reading
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Tagged ceremony, class, college, commencement, education, event, golden rule, graduation, graduation ceremony, high school, keynote address, kindergarten, learning, pomp 'n circumstance, robert fulghum, school, speaker, speech, speechmaking, theremostats
Today I began putting a piece of me back together. Actually, it’s a total of three pieces that I was working on in an attempt to make them, and me, whole once more. When everything unexpectedly shattered right before me … Continue reading
Posted in Family, Uncategorized, WHATEVER!
Tagged children, clay castings, clay impressions, clay modeling, crafts, glue, kids, kindergarten, Plaster of Paris, repairs, school, school projects, teacher
I have someone close to me (I’ll use the reference “CP” for close person) who is going through a rough time right now with an employer. I don’t want to disclose details at this point because that would be inappropriate. … Continue reading
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Tagged Bad Bosses, Bosses, Classroom, Curriculum, education, employees, Employers, getting along, Hostile Environment, Mismanagement, relationships, school, teaching, Wrongful Discharge
At last count, the world is occupied by 7.4 billion human beings. Just for the sake of illustration, here’s what that number looks like: My very likely conservative estimate is that at least ten percent of them are crazy…crazy enough to go on … Continue reading
Posted in SERIOUSLY
Tagged atomic bomb, bomb drills, class, congress, killing, murder, National Rifle Association, NRA, nuclear, Represlentatives, safety, school, terrorism, terrorists
Cooking Light magazine, August 2016 I had one of those magic moments today. What’s that? It’s my arbitrary term for when you suddenly come across an almost inconsequential item from your past; one you totally forgot even existed and now, … Continue reading
I spent not nearly enough time today in my thinking chair on the back patio thinking what it would be like to give up my compulsive behavior. I hasten to state that I am not OCD. I just have always … Continue reading
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Tagged blogging, career, change lifestyle, college, compulsion, compulsiveness, driving, procedures, Process, redirect, retirement, school, writer
My mother was less repetitive than Winston Churchill. She simply said, “If it’s worth starting, it’s worth finishing.” I’m not sure Mom’s quote is that logical but, regardless, I was raised on the concept of not giving up. I do … Continue reading
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Tagged Benny Goodman, churchill, clarinet, college, examinations, French horn, giving up, instrument, master's degree, mid-terms exams, music, musical instrument, Penn State, quit, quit smoking, quitting, running, school, smoking, Swing, swing era, track, track and field, Winston Churchill
Christopher Allen McDaniels is a ten-year old who lives in my mind. Christopher is the subject of a manuscript I completed a year or two ago. It’s been sitting in my computer all this time while I decide whether or … Continue reading
Posted in WRITING
Tagged babysitter, book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, essay, homework, judge, lawyer, publishing, school, self-publisihing, writers, writing