A Final Reflection

Wednesday…. My last “regular class” files out the door upon the ringing of the bell.  There are reminders from me to “Study for your final!” and slightly convincing reassurances of “I will…”  in response.  The door closes and the room is quiet. 28 years… 28 years of papers.  28 years of projects.  28 years of […]

What Success Feels Like

He is a little short.  A little round.  A tad immature, socially. Not athletic…at all. He will probably never be the captain of any team, the king of homecoming, or the subject of adolescent fantasies shared over bedrolls at a sleepover. And he is self-aware enough to be okay with that. Instead of doing his […]

In Defense of Literature

Okay, I’ve got a challenge for you…. Name an informational text that inspired you to greatness. Name a “how-to” manual that you committed to memory so that in the dead of night you could ward off evil, loneliness, or your current financial morass simply by whispering its powerful words. Tell me, when was the last […]