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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
The semicolon and I got off to a bad start. I was an insecure teenager sitting in typing class wondering why this obnoxious little punctuation mark deserved one of just eight coveted spots under my … 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
The case of Nikolas Cruz, who last month allegedly shot and killed 17 Florida high-school students, renewed focus on critical aspects of mental health. When someone is physically ill, there are … more
This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Saturday, March 17. Whether you are Irish or not, there is a temptation to take part in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations wherever found. The “wearing of the … more
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