Thought Tuesday

Learning My R’s

The little town of Salem is beginning to have some big city problems.  Trash.  Everywhere.  When we go to the Oregon beaches, we see trash.  As you drive down the street you see trash.  Trash is becoming a real issue. I read that on average, Americans discard about 33.6 million tons of plastic waste each… Continue reading Learning My R’s

Thought Tuesday

Thief… A Rant

Today I feel like ranting. My problem is really about me. In an effort to be charitable, understanding and Christlike, I often find myself feeling less than charitable, frustrated, and sometime, plain angry. In a way, it's my fault. It's my fault for giving people the benefit of the doubt. It's my fault for trying… Continue reading Thief… A Rant

Thought Tuesday

Adulting 101: Crisis

I hear a lot of whining these days.  It seems that many young people believe others are out to get them...  Or, they believe life isn't fair.  Dude!  The fair is in August. I don't get it.  I keep hearing the same childish behaviors from little people, teens and even young adults; behavior such as… Continue reading Adulting 101: Crisis

Thought Tuesday

Adulting 101 – Time Management

We are approaching the end of the semester and kids are "suddenly" concerned with how their grades are doing. This is a serious issue. When a teacher plans for information to be learned throughout a semester, there is no possible way it could be learned in a couple of weeks. Mastery of the subject is… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Time Management

Thought Tuesday

It’s Time to Bring Back and Rethink Home Economic Classes

Sorry to burden you all again, but it's time to get out the soap box about education again. I've done a fair bit of stomping for the arts in past posts. Be sure to go back and check them out here and here and here. I am a definite fan of music and theatre in the… Continue reading It’s Time to Bring Back and Rethink Home Economic Classes

Thought Tuesday

We the People

This morning I observed a city council meeting that the entire senior and junior classes were invited to listen and to comment. A couple of things caught my attention. 1) It was apparent that many of these kids do not understand what city government can do vs what is the responsibility of other governmental agencies.… Continue reading We the People

Theatre Thursday

Building a Diverse Theatre

My latest project is to, somehow, build diversity in our theater program.  I truly believe that every student in America deserves access to the arts in their school.  I believe theater can directly and positively impact a student's academic performance and career preparedness.  Yesterday a tech student sat down next to me, "I love theater,"… Continue reading Building a Diverse Theatre

Thought Tuesday

Adulting 101 – Real Adults are on Time

I am finding that many do not value punctuality. I find that we fail to see that punctuality is related to discipline and self mastery, to integrity and respect. Punctuality is a character trait real adults develop. Real adults are on time! William Makepeace Thayer stated, "The habit of being prompt once formed extends to… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Real Adults are on Time

Warrior Wednesday

A Warrior Puts others First!

  I didn't get to write yesterday on my usual Thought Tuesday time.  However, the subject that is weighing on my mind applies to both Warrior Wednesday and Thought Tuesday. I have been greatly saddened by many of the events across our nation, both locally and further away. A scripture in Matthew 24:12 comes to… Continue reading A Warrior Puts others First!