My hurricane preps
Well, we are now officially into the 2014 hurricane season (June 1 through Nov. 30). After a relatively benign 2013 hurricane season, The Weather Channel is predicting another “below-average” season this year. They are mealy-mouthing about 11 to 12 named storms; five to six hurricanes; and two to three major hurricanes.
Celebrating the oldsters
We must, must, must go to the news for this week’s updates of how crazy the world is. I begin with the robbery attempt of a convenience store in Moses Lake, Washington,
Do you ever just start out a week, thinking it’s going to go a certain way, only to have everything flipped upside down and not one bit of the week turns out the way you pictured?
When life overwhelms
My cousin calls it “clumping” — those times when demands upon our life converge in a perfect storm.
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.
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