Thursday’s Thoughts

Speaking my mind is not a gift I possess. Oh, I'm not saying there aren’t a whole lot of conversations going on in there, but for the most part, I keep all those thoughts locked up tight. Too afraid of offending someone. Too afraid of not being liked. Too afraid of not knowing what I'm…

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A Quick Trip to Wisconsin and What I Thought About for 2,000 Miles

This past weekend was a whirlwind. Thursday afternoon, we attached an empty U-Haul to the back of the vehicle (because apparently it's $400 cheaper to rent round trip than one way— $400!!), and headed to Wisconsin. Our Christmas decorations (among other items) were still in the storage garage and we were running out of weekends…

Challenged

Have you ever noticed how 'other people' (not talking about you, necessarily) tend to agree with everything they read or hear that supports their thinking, but deem anything contrary as unreliable, inaccurate, or insignificant? For example... You may know someone with pretty strong opinions when it comes to politics. They are a staunch Democrat/Republican and…

A Journey of Thought (Hold on! This is going to be quite a ride.)

When I left school on the Friday before Winter Break, my lesson plans for the week of my return were printed, 3 hole punched, and carefully placed in my trustworthy black binder that sits on my desk.  I had prepared for each lesson by writing personal examples, creating presentations, recording the presentations (more times than necessary...sucks being a perfectionist), and uploading them all to Schoology…