One of my favorite poems by the Great Harlem Renaissance Writer, Langston Hughes. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over– like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just […]Read More A Dream Deferred
It’s that time again! Pastel colors are everywhere. New nests are being made for new bird families. The scent of freshly bloomed flowers are in the air; along with the frightening buzz of bees and wasps. (Maybe it’s just me) The “tormentuos” sounds of sneezes from me and all of my fellow allergy sufferers as […]Read More Easter, the 2nd Christmas
A few years ago, I asked my class if they could tell me why in the world the Easter bunny brought eggs for the children on Easter. I was teaching 6th graders at the time and we were beginning a new Reading unit on Symbolism. I had started the lesson with pictures that were symbolic […]Read More Bunny+Egg=?
Dear Paw-Paw, When I first met you, I didn’t know how I would come to love you. Your jokes were less than funny and your sense of humor made no sense. You were a different type of guy. You aggravated my way of thinking, by challenging my way of thinking. Ideas and beliefs that I […]Read More A Letter to my Father-in-Love
Happy 2nd Birthday to my Panda Bear Kody! Mommy loves you soooo much! You bring such joy with all your kisses and cuddles! You are my little Ko-Ko Man! I hope you get all the treats you want!Read More Happy 2nd Birthday to my Panda Bear, Kody-Po