Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy this week has the theme Let a kid decorate. I’m not around kids much anymore, so I went into my archives from my years of teaching. Since my language arts students were all of Mexican & Central American origin, we celebrated the Day of the Dead on the day after […]Read More Joy With Kids
For Fandango’s challenge Who Won the Week? I picked two: one political and one personal. First, the political: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her remarks to a right-wing reporter, who asked her if she “hated” Trump. Pelosi said she didn’t hate anyone, that her Catholic faith had taught her not to hate, and that she prays […]Read More WWTW: Political and Personal
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is “Busy or People Working.” Every year, the last weekend in April (this weekend!), our church has a huge rummage sale, our biggest fundraiser of the year. We always need a lot of volunteers. The sale takes over nearly every room in the church. We have a clothing room […]Read More CFFC: Working Hard or Hardly Working?
School hallways: Museum hallways: Capitol Hallway Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, 8/1/17Read More CFFC: Hallways I Have Walked
On our recent trip to North and South Dakota, our first stop was in Fargo. There is an open-air museum in West Fargo called “Bonanzaville” where, after touring the indoor part of the museum with an eclectic mix of historical objects, you can wander down streets lined with historic buildings meant to resemble a frontier […]Read More CFFC: Where’s the Fire??
There are different types of partnerships throughout life. As children, we pair up with a “best friend” or two. In school, we are taught to work with others and often are assigned to work with partners. As adults, we may have partners at work (such as law firms, where the name of the firm consists […]Read More WPC: Partners
The ducks were like pets (Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge) at the last school I worked. There was a great view of them from the windows of the cafeteria. Every spring a mother duck would fly into an enclosed courtyard. There she would lay her eggs, incubate them, and when they hatched, teach her ducklings about […]Read More Cee’s FFC: Pets – The story of a family of ducks
Transition describes my life in the last year. Therefore, for this Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition, I am including a photo or a few for the transitions that have marked my life since last December. I lost my mother last December (see my Elegy for Mother on Feb. 21, 2015) and in June the family got […]Read More WPC: Transition
Handwriting is necessary but not always convenient.Read More Writing by Hand
June 11, 2015 I always got excited about the yearbook. When I was in elementary school, we didn’t have a yearbook, but in junior high I began collecting my annual yearbooks. We passed them around and had them signed by friends. Sometimes someone we didn’t like would sign the yearbook, because they were signing everyone […]Read More ABC COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT: Y is for yearbook