“We are all just prisoners here of our own device.” This is a line from the Eagles’ song, “Hotel California.” I liked the song when I heard it way back when, but as I got older, I wanted to understand what the songwriter meant by some of the lyrics. I heard people condemning the song […]
I just trashed a bunch of stuff from this blog and also a few pages that I had to add to this site. Why? I’m quitting, Yes, I quit. I have to. I found out, unfortunately, that I am not on a healthy path, and part of it means I need to start this blog […]
The real truth is there has been a mass shooting almost every day this year in America. The real truth is “mass” means more than one, and “shooting” means a gun. We are talking about murders of innocent people. This is not war, is it? I saw ‘Nam on TV every night at the dinner […]
To the Doubters: I should make it clear at the start that I watched every single Apollo launch from home or from a black and white television placed on a big stand at the front of the school auditorium. It didn’t matter how long the launch took. Every single elementary class was present to watch. […]
Yesterday was the Fourth of July, and while I am all for the great fireworks displays, I’m not so big on the personal noisemakers in my neighborhood. Aw no. I’m not just an old lady complaining. We’ve had firecrackers popping and banging at night in the city for weeks. I hope we’re finished. I didn’t […]
Sure, kid, just walk across that street. I know. You just had your last “half” day, and it’s summer! For me, it’s a milestone. I survived my first year of not teaching in what we now colorfully call a “bricks and mortar school.” (B & Ms, seriously?) It’s funny, maybe ironic that I survived a […]
When did people become so nonchalantly rude?