“We don’t grow in spite of the obstacles in our lives, we grow from them.” Ralph De La Rosa Thoughts of Donald Trump invade my mind as I do my morning reading, […]
Retired teacher. 33 1/2 years experience in public schools at middle and high school levels. Trained in English and special education. Taught basic writing skills for 5 years at community college level. Practiced writing all my life in a variety of forms - poetry, short story, essay, novel. Currently living in Florida, absorbing the beauty of this piece of paradise, supporting my wife as she continues her teaching career and making this portion of my life the most awesome it can be.
This election year has taken me to places I never thought possible. A dedicated political cynic in the past has been replaced by a thoughtful, concerned, rational supporter of our democratic system […]
“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, not matter who does it or says it.” Malcolm X Walking the steps, listening to the […]
We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety, a hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful with our […]
While meditating this morning, a vision came to me. There was a large field with more than 210,000 graves. An obese man stood in the foreground, dressed in a dark suit, blond […]
I have to admit I felt a certain amount of pride in making this commitment!
A long walk yesterday and another today gave me lots of time to listen to Rage by Bob Woodward. I have finished listening to the book, and I’m left almost speechless, searching […]
Passion – an interesting word. Printed on an advertisement for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the word suggests that people should follow their passion and subscribe to the opera series. That’s what […]
It was only last week that I posted a resolve to “begin anew,” to put myself out there, to express my thoughts whatever their worth. And already this morning, I sat at […]