In which the retired teacher discusses education. (Not nearly as boring as it sounds.)
Sometimes writers believe that adding a touch of their natural speak helps the reader feel more comfortable with their words. I believe this to be true to a point. If you read Stephen King, you can almost hear that New England accent from many of the actors in his movies. If you read Charlaine Harris,… Continue reading A Little Goes a Long Way…
What's holding you back? Are only certain people gifted or could we all be?
It's finally time to admit it. I really, really like to think I'm an introvert. I do cherish quiet and alone time. I think I'm shy and retiring, and willing to let others take the stage. I think I couldn't possibly be an extrovert. But I am. I don't go out in groups that often, but when… Continue reading Introverts vs Extroverts
Life has hit me pretty hard of late. Just as the family was planning a Mother's day celebration in conjunction with Thomas's birthday, I received news that my stepmother, Jean, had died. It hit me harder than you would have thought losing "just" a stepmother should; it hit me harder than I could have imagined. Mind you this was not… Continue reading Real Life, Death and Everything
I completely lack motivation these days. A friend told me that it's not about Motivation, it's about Discipline. I should set goals with intermediate achievements sprinkled in as "mini goals" and have an accountability buddy. It seems so easy when he says it. He said signing up for a class or a group would make… Continue reading Motivation
I am tired. Not sleepy; I get plenty of sleep. Not physically tired, except right after exercise, of course. Not really even stressed and mentally tired, which is what most people I talk to are. Or think they are. I think it's not really even that. It seems like everyone I talk to is just… Continue reading We’re all just tired.