Sweat trickled down my back as the white coated man stepped in. Thankful to mask my tears, I made out mere muffles before realizing it was again just me and my white-walled room. More problems. More pain. More questions. Though still no answers. Instead, doctors continue to pass me off like a hot potato. As … Continue reading Secrets to Perseverance
What. A. Year. I don’t know about you, but 2020 was nothing like what I imagined. In our world, we have experienced loss after loss... Jobs, homes, loved ones from COVID 19, tragedies like Kobe Bryant, the passing of Justice Ruth Ginsburg, violence in the streets, and the list could go on. On a personal … Continue reading Embracing the Unexpected
Green, red, blue, yellow, and white lights with ornaments glisten around a tree, illuminating a family’s living room. The fresh and all-consuming smell of sugar cookies baking in the oven eagerly awaiting to be iced. The taste of Grandma’s pies and cinnamon rolls as each bite is savored among friends. The sound of children laughing … Continue reading H.O.P.E.
Thanksgiving… The huge holiday celebrated by millions here in America filled with sweet memories of food, friends, family and football often followed by the hustle and bustle of Black Friday is quickly approaching. As we neared this annual festivity two years ago, my middle school students and I were discussing the topic. For many, it … Continue reading For whom or what are you THANKFUL?
Woody and Buzz, Timon and Pumba, Han Solo and Chewbacca, Marlin and Dory, Lilo and Stitch… Merely five of the dynamic Disney duos representing the beautiful, yet abstract concept of friendship for children and adults alike. While friendship has morphed over the years, especially as technology has evolved and the most recent COVID pandemic, key … Continue reading In the Field of Friendship
On July 26th, 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed into law the American Disabilities Act. Upon recent celebration of its’ 30 years, one can acknowledge that progress has been made. Yet even in our world today, in 2020, just the word “disability” seems to have such a negative connotation for those suffering with visible and … Continue reading Defining the disabled