How Do You Say Good-Bye? Legacy of Love.


“Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, commited citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead. Well, it’s official, I graduated. Preschoolers are now ready for Kindergarten in the fall. Last night I happened to see one of the littles with his family at a Mexican restaurant. […]

No Time For Change


Do this. Do that. Constant Haste. No time to waste. This is serious! No time for play. No time to fail and try again. Is there enough time to learn? Little time to talk To all those we should. We’d all learn together. We could do more good. What’s the hurry? Why the rush? What […]

Take a Chance


I remember the day very well. It was 2002, and my husband and I lived and worked in a small community in southern Indiana. I had just finished my English teaching licensure after I had received my Bachelor’s degree two years prior, substitute teaching as much as I could, and I was looking for a […]

Tigers Above; Tigers Below


Truth is I’d rather run. Board a plane. Take a hike. Read a book. Listen to Brahms or Marvin Gaye or Aretha. Jump out of my skin. Escape. I have a certain expertise at running: I’m an escape artist. Houdini and me: we have got our act down! I have run fromthings scary, painful, disorienting […]

We Point to Our Heart


Ask a child to point to herself. Where does her index finger land? If you or I were to point to ourselves, we would likely place our hand on the same destination as that child. We point not to our forehead, not to our stomach, not to our ear or our other hand. We point […]