I am the little girl climbing the pole. I was in kindergarten. I remember that pole being a whole lot taller. Also, this was the peak of my athletic career. Who knew I would bloom athletically so early? I look at that little girl and see her face filled with fear, pride and determination all… Continue reading School Goals
We are all still trying to enjoy and eke out the best last bits of summer. No one wants to think about back to school things but I have to bring it up because of their faces. I'm talking about the faces of the school children and their parents. In our community we are less that three… Continue reading Their Faces
It was a Poverty Simulation our school district hosted. It was only for a morning. I was invited to attend as a community member along with school counselors and personnel from the district and some parents. I knew at the outset it would be stressful and that I would leave with an awareness I already had, that… Continue reading When I Was A Child Living in Poverty
We've all been saying it. We've been shaking our heads at the events of recent weeks and months. We seem to agree that we hate the violence. We hate the division among races, religions and cultures. We hate what is happening in politics right now. We hate floundering over which phrase is wrong or right to… Continue reading Just Do Something
We are getting ever so close to our first grandbaby's due date. I bought Half and Half that expires after his July 1 due date, so it's close! We all: friends, extended family and of course, his parents and grandparents are just abuzz with anticipation. When we will he come? How will it unfold? What will he… Continue reading Already Wrapped in Layers of Love
I'm not even a hard-core Dallas Cowboy's fan. I love watching them. I always have. I'm just not an over-the-top, paint my face blue, wear a Staubach jersey kind of fan. But even I had a major problem with what happened yesterday. We Cowboy's fans were robbed of a first down, maybe even a touchdown, on… Continue reading Seriously?
In our local school district (Grapevine-Colleyville, Texas) there are over 3000 students identified as economically disadvantaged. That number grows every year, currently it is right at 1 in 4. These are the children on free and reduced lunch. This the little girl who showed up to see the school nurse on Monday morning with a tummy ache. … Continue reading I Want Us to See Them