Category Archives: Family

Thanksgiving: What High Schoolers Are Thankful For

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Recorded in my English II Honors class. They did a great job (as they usually do).  I think you’ll enjoy this Thanksgiving treat.  Hearing it from some who have a lot to be thankful for. Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours.  

Thanksgiving: High School Students Reflect

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A Letter To My Father…

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Men are capable of caring.  They really are.  They just have to be reminded once in a while that they’re supposed to care.  I can attest to this reality in my own life.  I care deeply about my family.   Yet major life events come and go in the lives of my loved ones and I’m where?  Nowhere to be seen. … Read more »

One Day, You Will Be Old… A Cautionary Tale?

Ever see those people, even in their teens, and you can already see what they’ll look like when they’re in their mid-thirties, forties, even much older? They’re children still, yet you can see them all too clearly at 42 and 59.  It’s an odd feeling, and usually sad to behold.  It’s like looking past their current vibrancy and promise, seeing… Read more »

What He Wants & What She Wants…

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He loves her.  How he wants to make her problems disappear. How he wishes he could step in and bring about renewal.  How he would have it that when she needs him most, he is most equipped to aid her.  The knight in shining armor.  Yes.  The problem solver.  The one she turns to, teary eyed and desperate.  There he… Read more »

For They That Make Tender My Heart

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It’s the small things in life—the brief moments.  And yet, those are the big things, after all, aren’t they?  Those very instances, the flickers of recognition, the beam of connection, the thrill of understanding, the shudder of hope, are there things more grand than these? In and of themselves these little experiences wisp away, mists and vapor, before you’ve even… Read more »