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In 1967 the Beatles released a song called “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Written by John Lennon, one of four members of the group; the song was inspired from his childhood memories of playing in … more
Dear Facebook, I know you’ve been under fire lately due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal (and the fact that your gobzillionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reacting like a 16-year-old who just got … more
A person who repairs and makes shoes and boots is called a cobbler simply because they knew how to “cobble” pieces of leather together to fashion shoes. The profession was highly respected during … more
WE were watching this week as thousands of teachers and supporters rallied at the state capitol building in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Education Association, the state’s largest teacher union, was … more
As an educator, I feel blessed that I usually have the same spring break as my three daughters, which means we get to spend a week of quality time off together while my wife continues to go to work … more
Barbecuing is one of the true joys of summertime. Who hasn’t enjoyed good company, perfect weather and good food made over hot coals or a gas fire – at home, in a park, on a beach or a campsite? … more
AWAKENING TO THE SOUND of birds singing seemed natural on a sunny spring day. A smile crossed my face and I felt quite blessed and then it registered…this was Good Friday, the day HE was nailed to … more
This morning, while driving with my toddler in the back seat, I looked at her in the rearview mirror and suddenly felt this swell of affection for her. I smiled. She wasn’t doing anything. In fact, … more
Spring, spring, spring, oh, how we love it and it arrived full force this last week! It is a time of renewal, refreshing and of celebrating life. It is this time of year that I am always reminded … more
As with many national tragedies (like the death of Courage, the first Thanksgiving turkey pardoned by President Obama, and the discontinuation of Crystal Pepsi), we all remember where we were when we … more
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