“Award-Winning Finalist in the Health: Psychology/Mental Health category of the 2020 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest” Award winning author. This is an amazing feeling. I have savored it for the past several days. I found out this past Friday. I called my family and friends. My mom cried with pride. I stillContinue reading “Best Book Award”
I was grieved when it came to my brother’s death by suicide. I was so wrapped up in my own grief that I didn’t see anyone elses. My mom and stepmom seemed to deal with it in their own way. My mom had a ceremony to help her deal with it. To me, in myContinue reading “Coping with Suicide”
I googled “What age is middle age?” It said 45-65 years old I celebrated my 45th birthday last week. It was a quiet affair. I taught my classes. A few of the kids wished me happy birthday. I received lots of text messages and FB greetings. I even got a delivery of flowers from Myers.Continue reading “Welcome to Middle Age”
Today is Patrick’s 27th birthday. I think back on our lives together. I say all the time we raised each other. Patrick taught me the meaning of patience, kindness, love, acceptance and generosity of spirit. Every time I see my son he gives me the biggest hug. I sway in his arms as I grabContinue reading “Favorite First Son Turns 27”
After many years of Plenty of Fish and seeing that that pond was poorly stocked, I tried my luck on OkCupid. It was slow going. Not as many hits as on POF. Hardly any of the lewd behavior either. The notes I did receive were polite and on topic. This brings me to Kyle OkCupid.Continue reading “Stood Up by OkCupid”
Distance education is an education as a teacher daily. I am constantly learning new things. One of the things was shocked about this year was that we have to administer the MAP reading and math assessments for the fall, winter and spring. This tests the students growth over the year. We started doing these testsContinue reading “Testing in Distance Education”
No, not Star Wars. I probably have a copyright infringement coming with that title. Sue me. No. This is what I’m left with after a week of distance education. I’m not going to lie. I went into this week with a nasty outlook. Nothing but pessimistic forecast of a a dumpster fire of elephant shitstormContinue reading “A New Hope”
My Uncle Dave always called me teach. This lead me to call my student teachers Baby Teach. Now almost twenty years later, I’m the new Baby Teach. This school year is nothing like we have seen before. The first couple of days of training I cried. I was so completely overwhelmed I cried. I criedContinue reading “Brand New Baby Teach…Virtually”
For the most part, I only date during the summer when I’m off from school. I don’t have the time or energy to date during the school year. Dating or attempting to date is time consuming. It requires energy and a commitment that I’m not willing to make. Maybe a commitment I’m not ready toContinue reading “Down with Dating…Again”
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