No More Pencils….

Alice Cooper’s iconic ode to freedom from the constraints of the classroom, “School’s Out for Summer”, has certainly been the anthem the past couple of weeks as schools close their doors for summer vacation. For most parents, the calendar year doesn’t end on December 31st. The year ends sometime in June after we have guided,…

Regretfully, Yours

Ok. Let’s talk about regret. That word, that emotion, that whatever which has been the staple of love songs, broken hearts and sleepless nights for millennia. What is it about regret? It’s one of those things you just have to live with and deal with because going back and changing the regretful words, actions or…

Fear of Flying

There is a flock of Canada geese living on the grounds of the college where I work. They are peaceful creatures unless you cross them or they feel threatened. Then they can be pretty scary when they approach you in confrontation. Otherwise we all live in harmony on the campus. Geese mate for life. It’s…

One Last Bay Leaf

I’ve been thinking a lot about journeys lately. The metaphorical and allegorical ones, certainly, but the actual ones have been occupying my mind these days. The journey of our lives is marked with so many milestones, like pebbles dropped to mark the path we have walked. It is also measured by those who come and…