Called to serve
I will never know if the student was serious or simply smile-seeking when he scheduled a visit to my office a quarter-century ago.
The Good Wife showed me a pullout from the April AARP Bulletin which I thought was kind of humorous. The page was entitled, “You Might as Well Laugh...Some of the best punch lines about being 50-plus.”
Advice to the graduates
It’s graduation time, and since I have a column I get to offer the grads advice. Here’s my top 10:
10. Learn a skill. Don’t just get a degree/diploma and think “I’ll hire someone to do the other stuff.”
I’m long overdue for an appearance on this page.
As I tell folks I encounter that haven’t seen me in a while, “I don’t get out much anymore.”
Letters to the Editor 5/31/14
To the Editor: I am retiring from teaching at the end of this year and I would like to take a moment to say “Thank You” to everyone who has had a part in this journey. My 27 years in the field of education have been an adventure for which I will always be thankful.
Miracle of the mundane
Did Jesus do dishes? The very question sounds sacrilegious. That might be the point. Sometimes our “religion” prism causes us to miss the real miracle about Jesus.
‘The Wash Day Blues’
When one of the nation’s most prestigious higher education institutions announces a policy change — however slight — it can produce near seismic results.
Freedom is not free
It is Memorial Day weekend as I sit down to peck out my weekly rant and I thought it would be appropriate to muse on what this special holiday means to me.
For whatever reason, local treasure Babbette Samuels has always asked me about my children. From the time she first saw them in a shopping cart somewhere, to Tuesday night, she’s always been very thoughtful.
Tribute to a vanishing generation
Tom Brokaw called them “The Greatest Generation.” They grew up in the Great Depression. They drove some of the first automobiles on the first paved highways in America. They went to work for the Works Progress Administration and built our nation’s infrastructure.
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