Thoughts on Christmas

Merry Christmas! I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful holiday with family and friends. That’s what I’m doing. I hope this season of love and merriment is a long, safe, and healthy holiday. May your gifts be many, your table be full, and the love of family be all around you! Talk to […]

Thoughts on Losing a Friend

I was stunned when I found out a former co-worker had died of cancer this past week. I didn’t know he was sick, but he was a private person so it’s not surprising that few knew what he was battling. Before I retired, I worked with him closely on a big project that lasted for […]

Thoughts on Seeing Heroes

I saw a post on Facebook last week about a student that taught his teacher how to be a better teacher. That post triggered a memory. I remembered a newspaper clipping I have tucked away in my things. It’s a letter to the editor from a teacher about one of her students. In the mid-1990s, […]

Thoughts on Grandsons

I hope you all had a special Thanksgiving holiday and made it home safely again. We had an exciting trip up and over the Blue Mountains and down the Columbia River gorge. A lovely drive except when snow is coming down and the roads are slicker than—well, anything really slippery. We spent a week with […]