A Tribute to “The Faithful”

The following is a tribute to the caring professionals I have the privilege of  working with and to those in classrooms throughout our nation. They are the unsung heroes who labor with little acknowledgement and modest compensation. These are the faithful teachers asked to spin more gold with less and less straw. If you know a …

Day 28 “I Teach”

"A moment happens while living upon this earth when you realize it is not all about you…and then you teach!"   I need to refocus! Yesterday's session with my editor spun me out of optimism and into a depressive inertia. I spent my time designing the "Refrain from the Identical" creativity site because I had …

Day 20 In Search of my Blogging Identity “The Message”

"I have a gift hidden in heart for you. Fine words carefully selected and crafted into a message…that you might smile again!"           I don't know about you, but I often need a word of encouragement in order to smile again. Significant messages come in different ways, but there are those times when you know …

Day 13 In Search of my Blogging Identity “The Modern Renaissance”

The squeeze…here we go! A chance to be honest once again…I knew it would happen, but just not so soon. Understandable…I'm back to work…then to the gym…dinner with hubby…return a call to my best friend…American Idol… …can't find my sketchbook with the drawings intended for post number 12…the one I have on my computer looks …

Real World Creativity

                   Last night, I awakened thinking about my students. Teaching has been rough this year. "In your face" defiance, disruptive behavior, and verbal outbursts occur daily. I understand that many of them suffer from the ill affects of gang violence, foster care, and other challenges; but, knowing this does not make my blood pressure lower. Nevertheless, hopes to provide artistic opportunities found me …

The Monday Morning Blues

The Monday Morning Blues               I always seem to have the "Monday Morning Blues!" My glorious weekend passes by far too quickly; come and gone before I fully enjoy the anticipated freedom. Monday morning rolls around again. So as I write and lament, I wonder what makes this morning so difficult for me to …

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