Resolutions

Resolutions

One year when I was young (I don't remember how old...elementary age), I asked my mom what her New Year's resolution was. She said she didn't have one. This struck me as odd. I thought all grownups HAD to have resolutions. When I inquired further, she said something that has stuck with me since that [...]

Soul

Soul

One of the primary reasons I enjoy history is because it helps me to gain perspective. As bad as things may seem now, there is always the distinct possibility that someone, somewhere has been through this (or worse) before. Yet humanity moves forward. Possibly after taking a step or two back, but always forward. That [...]

Freedoms

Freedoms

As a teacher (and forever a student) of US History, one of my favorite presidents is Franklin Roosevelt. Whether or not one agrees with his policy actions, the thing that most impresses me when I read about Roosevelt is how in tune with the American people he was throughout his time in office. Sure he [...]

Hiatus

Hiatus

It seems I've taken an unexpected hiatus from my blog for a while...not that I expect many people noticed or cared. And that's fine by me. Sometimes we just need a break, even from things that we really enjoy doing. Writing here is as much therapy as anything else. A friend of mine asked me [...]

Movies

Movies

As soon as I was old enough to drive, I started going to the movies whenever I could. I still have all of the ticket stubs from the movies I watched my senior year in high school and my freshman year in college. I don't know why. I just do. When I got older, married, [...]

Sapiens

Sapiens

Another book recommendation that showed up on my Kindle recently was Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. I'd seen the book at the store and on the Internet, but I had no idea what it was about except that it said it was the history of homo sapiens. Kind of a broad topic, but it was [...]

Graduation

Graduation

So my adventure in getting rid of most social media ended sooner than I expected. But before you think of me as weak-willed, let me explain. In the past few years, my main activity on Facebook is to watch over many of my former students to see how their lives are going. As of today, [...]