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”

Black History IS American History

I have lived in the US since 1975 and have had the privilege of living in a mostly peaceful, safe, prosperous and dynamic environment. I am proud to be an American citizen and I am just as proud to have Korean and Hungarian heritage. I understand the difference between race, ethnicity, nationality, heritage and culture.Continue reading “Black History IS American History”

Two Different Students

All students are different but I find myself teaching two people with a vast difference in knowledge. It has been a challenge but it has also been very fulfilling. I am currently tutoring two women on the opposite age spectrum. On one hand, I have a tech savvy 24 year old university student in SouthContinue reading “Two Different Students”

Pre registering to vote

Did you know 16 & 17 year old in NC can pre register to vote? I had NO idea until my daughter told me that she learned in her CIVICS class she could and would earn extra points in class for doing it. The side of me that is suspicious wonders what the government isContinue reading “Pre registering to vote”

Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO

JoAnne texted me the news and I finally got a chance to read the whole article today. I am a fan of Girl Scouts, I truly am. I think it is a very good organization and if used thoughtfully, girls can really gain a lot from the program. There are way more positive than negatives.Continue reading “Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO”

Decorating The Xmas Tree

Oh the weather outside is. . .weird. Cold one minute, hot the next – who does not believe in climate change? LOL It’s December and the one steadfast rule in our house is nothing Christmas comes out until Dec. 1. The kids are no longer in year round school so that means the first weekendContinue reading “Decorating The Xmas Tree”

The Wright Brothers

Does anyone else cry when they visit a museum or a site where something amazing happened in history? My husband and I do. The first time we went to a museum that we both admired and got misty eyed we knew we were a great match. Flight is so amazing to us and so special.Continue reading “The Wright Brothers”

Balancing Parental Involvement

Remember when your parents told you they walked to school uphill both ways, carrying water, in 8 ft of snow? They wish they had it as good as you! All kidding aside my dad carried his one pair of GOOD shoes as he walked barefoot to school for several miles because they had to lastContinue reading “Balancing Parental Involvement”

The Not So Common Cold

My youngest woke up with a sore throat. She had no fever but did have a runny nose. She felt tired and was not as bubbly as she normally is. Pre-pandemic, I would have given her an ibuprofen for her throat pain, made her some hot herbal tea and sent her off to school withContinue reading “The Not So Common Cold”