It’s New Year’s Eve. Resolutions are certainly on many of our minds. A good many of us make them with varying results. New Year’s Resolutions are such a tradition that I’m not even sure how seriously we take them. Resolutions, Then & Now Nevertheless, according to a study by the University of Scranton/Psychology Department here are […]
George Schalter from Educational Kid Games had guest-posted a while ago with “Summer Of Dragons.” He has again been very patiently waiting for me to post a new story he had submitted a long time ago called “I Want A Dog.” I have no excuses other than life and time just got away from me. So […]
What is a Pretend Listener? Let me explain. It happens to all of us at some point in time. Our significant other asks a question. We answer only to realize they haven’t listened to a word we’ve just said. Such an act is utterly frustrating and hurtful. Yet it’s really hard to throw stones because […]
Do you have a fetish or a strong affinity for something? Of course you do. Mine happens to be horses. My story is called (a play on words) “Horse Tail” and what has happened to that affinity throughout the years. (Jeri, this is for you. I hope my “horse tail” makes you smile.) My Horse Tail Do […]
Have you ever thought about what it takes to pursue your passion. How that pursuit takes courage and perseverance? This subject has been on my mind of late. It was well timed when I was invited to participate in the premier of the story of Mia Slavenska. The film was called “Mia, A Dancers’ Journey.” What […]
Retired? What is that anyway? Webster’s definition is “to withdraw from, cease to work, cease to play competitively.” The keywords throughout the definition are “withdraw” and “cease.” WOW!!! I DO NOT want ANY part of that kind of label. Labeled?!?! Don’t you just hate being labeled? It’s especially galling to me when that person has little […]
Do you remember a special Valentine’s Day gift, note or experience? Jeannette Paladino @Write Speak Sell has a heart warming story to share with you called “Do You Still Write Love Letters?”
Jeannette shared, as she was going through a folder of missives from her husband, it brought back many fond memories.
I’m a fan of browsing bookstores, the old-fashioned brick and mortar kind. While browsing, I’m often inspired by something that brings forth a story, memory or something that resonates with me. Thus the word forgiveness and all that it means and entails. In a book called “The World According to Mister Rogers,” there was a quote that stood out to me.
First I am an Art Minor in Early Childhood Education so George’s story is something I can relate to. I was able to use art in ways that helped children with difficulties to better understand and comprehend the stories they were reading. It made learning to read for them so much more fun. So with that I will let George take it from here with his “Summer of Dragons”.