We’re sitting here, Dale and I, in the empty Room 5 of Mercy Hospital’s emergency department. We’re waiting for Mother to return from having a CT scan. She’d never had one before and was a little nervous. I assured her that it was fine – just lie still in a tube and they take pictures […]Read More Unexpected realization: May 2009
In April of this year, I wrote the following which I posted on my blog at OurStory.com. I wrote an addition to it in October, after the rescue of 33 miners in Chile. Put Blackenship in jail! · 4/17/2010 The recent mining accident that killed 29 miners underscores what can happen when a company flagrantly ignores […]Read More Mining disasters: corporate greed vs safety
Note: Green is my favorite color. I wrote this piece as a model for my students, whose assignment was to write about a color and why it is, in your opinion, the best color. Green is the best color because it is the color of nature: plants and trees are green. When it rains, everything […]Read More Green
Note: I wrote this short essay about myself as a sample writing exercise for my students. The assignment was to read about the animal in whose year you were born according to the Chinese 12-year zodiac. Then compare yourself to the description of the animal representing the people born under that sign. I was […]Read More Dragon Lady – a way of introducing myself
I have been wanting my own blog for quite some time, and began wondering, what is a blog exactly? Or more to the point, why do I want one? I would like to use this blog as a forum for my ideas, discussion/dialog with others, and to express my views on topics of interest. Mainly, […]Read More What is a blog?