A Word About 2017

As 2016 draws to an end and we reflect on all that went right or wrong over the year, it is about to become part of our personal and collective histories. For good or bad, victory or defeat, or some combination thereof, the old year becomes a leaf in the tale of our lives. Decembers have…

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Happy Holidays! (You Big Jerk)

Oh hey there.  It’s me – the parenthetical Big Jerk (today anyway). As a teacher, one of the things I need to do is let parents know when their children are failing, most especially the seniors. Because English 4 is a requirement for graduation, if students are failing, we need to address the situation and correct…

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Scripture and a Song: O Holy Night

SONG: My favorite Christmas carol is O Holy Night. As a child growing up in church, I remember a man who would sing it every Christmas Eve.  It was hauntingly beautiful to hear. I’ve chosen Josh Groban’s version because it reminds me of the rendition from my youth. My particular favorite lines of the song are:…

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Scripture and a Song: Thankful

SONG: Really? How can it be Thanksgiving Week already? The weather belies the season – nearly 70 in the Mid-Atlantic US on Saturday. But Sunday, a cold front comes and with it, a swell of thankfulness in my heart. To enumerate my blessings is impossible because God has been so very good to me. In the…

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