Month: February 2014

Ready Or Not Here I Come! Wait a minute? Am I ready?

  “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” ~ Winston Churchill As the end of the next to last teacher training closed on Sunday, Mimi asked us each to share “one word” for the week.  The word that bubbled up was “ready,” so I spoke it.  “But am […]


Moment by Bittersweet Moment

“Life at best is bittersweet.” ~ Jack Kirby My time in Grand Rapids is rapidly drawing to a close and for the completion of my training, I am happy.  The winter has been the “worst in a century” and has made me doubt my wisdom at times.  Through it all, though, I am still on […]


SCRAT – Build a Solid Foundation First!

As I walk/jogged on the treadmill over the weekend, I watched the movie “Ice Age.”  While plodding along, I laughed as Scrat the squirrel gets blown off a cliff with his whole hoard of nuts.  As he is falling through the sky, acorns surrounding him, he begins to collect the nuts.  He is so focused […]