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The Gift.

Do you sometimes feel that people use you? You seem to give and give to a particular person, friend or family member, but when you need something that person is never there for you? 583 more words


Wednesday December 17, 2014 One for ALL, All for ONE!

Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all.  Galatians 6:10

This Christmas I was taught a great lesson.  One that I knew but that I tend to forget this time of year.  398 more words

What I learned in Grad School, Fall 2014 edition

The term ended last week, and my brain is starting to process everything, and goodness, was there a lot to process.

I met forty-odd new people with whom I will be spending the next two school years (about another year and a half). 484 more words


Lets talk existential depression....

Depression is a condition and ordinarily a result of particularly negative events in an individual’s life or alternatively due to a presence of a chemical imbalance. 702 more words

Thinking About Critical Thinking

This morning I was cleaning off my book case when I came across a small book that I forgot that I had: Guide to Critical Thinking  418 more words


Is Creativity Dead?

“We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it.  Or rather, we get educated out of it.”

-Sir Ken Robinson

As I scroll down the local and national headlines and talk to educators across the state, a simple question repeatedly comes to mind, “What has happened to creativity?”  Where is that ever-elusive, hard to measure, joyful, energizing trait that we admire in children and long to reignite in our adult years?   287 more words


Mom, could you homeschool me?

I knew we had to do something when, early in the school year, the younger son asked me to homeschool him.  When I asked him why, there was the range of answers that included he’s not looking forward to losing recess when he gets to middle school, he’d like to spend more time with me (obviously we’re nowhere being a teenager right now), and even wanting to finish college at 14 or 15. 575 more words