Book Censorship

If you have been following this blog for any length of time you know that I am a former high school English teacher. I have also worked for public libraries off and on for many years. I worked for the Watauga Library System in NC and the Gwinnett County Library System in Georgia. I LOVEContinue reading “Book Censorship”

Teacher Appreciation

I don’t know about where you are from but in North Carolina, USA the first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. Many teachers are underpaid in the US. The national average for K-12 teachers show at $64K so it does not seem so bad. The problem is they average starting teacher pay which isContinue reading “Teacher Appreciation”

Who Is NOT Talking About Will Smith?

A wise man who happens to be a great friend of mine said, why are we talking about this when there is so much more pressing news? While I agree with him that this is not as pertinent as the war on Ukraine, the possible recession or any other topics I think it is somethingContinue reading “Who Is NOT Talking About Will Smith?”

The Cards In Your DNA Deck

When we make babies we are not sure what they will be like. Whose eyes and hair color will they get? Will they have all 10 digits? Will their brain be well developed? Who will they look like? Most of us don’t think about what they will be like when they are old because weContinue reading “The Cards In Your DNA Deck”

Reverse Roles

When we are babies, most of us have parents that care for us, teach us, guide us and give us advice on how to grow up and take care of ourselves. Parenting is the hardest job one will ever love and it is not for wusses. Once we become adults we can choose to beContinue reading “Reverse Roles”

Loving A Bipolar Spouse

Kanye and KK are always in the news. I’m not a fan of either celebrity. I don’t watch any of the KK shows or buy her products. Kanye’s music is not my cup of tea although I appreciate the hard work he may put into it. We all have preferences. However, when Kanye was diagnosedContinue reading “Loving A Bipolar Spouse”

Little Bit of Nature

We have taken a few walks in the past few days as our temperatures have hit up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit – is that not crazy for February? So here are some photos from our “woods” near the subdivision for those of you still up to your eyeballs in snow. Enjoy.

There Is Something About Michaels

What is in a name? The name Michael, it is believed, was first derived from the name Mikha’el, meaning “who is like God” in Hebrew. Wikipedia was kind enough to give further explanation as thus: Michael is a masculine given name derived from the Hebrew phrase מי כאל‎ mī kāʼēl, ‘Who [is] like-El’, in Aramaic: ܡܝܟܐܝܠ (Mīkhāʼēl [miχaˈʔel]). The theophoric name is a rhetoricalContinue reading “There Is Something About Michaels”

Science Olympiad

You all know what sport ball is. Someone you know plays basketball, baseball, football, soccer (which is really the real FOOTball), lacrosse, etc. But do you know anything about NERDball? Okay okay so that is not what it is called but I love jokingly calling my kiddo’s STEM competitions NERDball – makes me chuckle andContinue reading “Science Olympiad”