I have postponed writing this diary for weeks, but the time has come to share a story of a mutual friend. And it's appropriate to share it for Veteran's Day because this friend served our country and,
I Googled an old, dead friend--how does this really work, this Googling, this dying, this one-time friendship? I mean, beyond what I can see, how? The searching, I'm thinking, is like archeology, a ...
I warn my youngest son that his brother has lost quite a bit of weight (at last weigh in, over 40 lbs) and is skin and bones. Still he is shocked when he sees his brother for the first time in 18 ...
And apology... I have just spent half the day in an "urgent care" clinic talking the doc out of sending me to the hospital. My flag article part II is therefore a bit behind, but will try to finish ...
Since it’s only two weeks from Halloween, I made my usual foray into Christian Right Country to find out what their plans are for this Halloween. I don’t know where to be sad or just bored that ...
Teaching doesn't have to be complicated.
Elementary School is a strange world. Lots of life happens there and not all of it is pretty. In fact, it's a pretty rough place where kids learn hard ...
This guy was supposed to be in some ...
....Started as a comment on a diary that's now inaccessible. Forgive the depth, but I won't apologize for the number of links. They're there to show what's going on, not just to puff up overseas-...
I know I haven't been around much lately. Frankly, I've been trying to avoid political arguments -- I have too many things going on in Real Life to get sucked into that. I've been working on ...
NBC's recent story on how 80 percent of Americans will be living at or near the poverty level in their ...