It’s my birthday month, and I’m celebrating a milestone: a half-century of my life. Years ago, I roller skated to Kool and the Gang’s song, Celebrate: There's a party goin' on right here A celebration to last throughout the years So bring your good times, and your laughter too We gonna celebrate your party with … Continue reading Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
Books come to us at a time and for a reason. I often pick up and put down a book because our time hasn't yet come. I am willing to jettison a book that offends me, whether because of the writing or the content; I don't feel I have to finish every book I start … Continue reading Reading: September 2019
My younger son is a musician. He’s played trumpet for six years and picked up the tuba a year ago. As a high school sophomore, he registered for two music classes: Jazz and Symphonic Bands. Music is his happy place, the band room his safety zone. His private instructor also works at the school; he … Continue reading Free to Fail
Even though May might just be my favorite month - days slightly brighter and longer and birds and flowers singing and springing - the end of school year seems always to twist me up and set me spinning. Not enough time! Too much to do! You have a what project that requires what supplies and you … Continue reading Books – The Recent Round-Up
A few sessions of childhood swim, ice skating, dance, gymnastics, and tennis lessons hardly qualify me as an athlete. I may be the only person you know who has never participated in a team/competitive sport. I once asked my parents if I could join a soccer league. My mom said no, citing scarred knees as … Continue reading Faith Training