If We Were Having Coffee, February 3rd

If we were having coffee today, February 3rd, I’d invite you in and share some of these delicious gingersnap cookies. They’ll go perfectly with our cappuccinos. Don’t mind Rocco. He’s been extra cuddly lately, along with Little Kitty. Must be the cold. I’d ask how you’ve been faring during this polar vortex. It’s been brutal! I’d show you the pictures I took of the water … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, February 3rd

If We Were Having Coffee, December 1st

If we were having coffee today, December 1st, I’d invite you in and offer a piece of the banana-nut bread I made this morning. We can listen to Chaka Khan’s Classikhan. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a quiet Saturday afternoon. I’d ask you about your Thanksgiving and tell you about mine. I spent most of the day with our five-year-old granddaughter. We read books and … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, December 1st

Weekend Coffee Share, September 23rd

  If we were having coffee today, September 23rd, I’d invite you to visit with me in my home office. You can sit in my favorite rocking chair. We’ll use the mugs my husband brought home from Channel 8. He does cooking segments there on a pretty regular basis. You’ll see the cats enjoying the new cat tree I recently installed, and of course, Rocco … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share, September 23rd

From Every Walk of Life

We are warriors in the wasteland of a culture gone wrong Expelling ignorance in a world of diminished expectations Where good enough is the standard and personal responsibility is unknown   We are the guardians of the future not yet revealed Promoting integrity in a world of instant gratification Where false praise is doled out like candy and hard-won victories are uncommon   We are … Continue reading From Every Walk of Life

To Happy Endings and Promising Beginnings

Two of my former students came to visit today. These spirited, high-energy boys often found their way into trouble in their many years at our school. They were my students for three years, and I experienced the full spectrum of emotion with them during that time: frustration, exasperation, joy, pride, happiness, and occasionally fear.  As their enrollment in our safe haven reached its conclusion, I … Continue reading To Happy Endings and Promising Beginnings