Corporate boom times are long gone—I can’t remember for how long that “downsizing” has been so prevalent but people have been laid off in droves for more than a decade, I’m certain.Being without a job is frightening—there are bills to pay, responsibilities and retirement looming in the distance, and . . .
I'm arriving in my hometown tonight for festivities surrounding my nephew's graduation from college.Passages like the one he's going through this weekend always remind me of my own childhood. Thoughtful and a bit of a loner, I remember riding my bicycle around the neighborhood in the summer, all by . . .
When I went to college, "Education" was the easy major. It was like crayons and coloring. We'd see those majors in the dorm, drawing maps, cutting and pasting. It was their homework.Teaching has always drawn women more interested in a job that allowed them to be home with their kids after school . . .
I do have something to say today, after all. I just finished a short, but inspirational memoir called Educating Esme, Diary of a Teacher's First Year.This wonderful young teacher taught 5th graders in an urban setting her first year, and the book is warm, touching, delightful.This is how it . . .