In which I call on the fierce power of love and decency to change the world and announce my alignment with the forces of good.
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.