In my classroom I don the guise of a Greek, a Roman, and a Plague Doctor. Today, here on my blog, I act as Janus, the Roman god of beginning and transitions, of gates and doors and passageways, and of endings looking both to the past and to the future. Continue reading “Janus”

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2016

Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, an event which brought the United States into World War II. One of the men serving at Pearl on that day was my friend and “adopted grandfather” Chief (ret) Tom Poole, stationed on the North Carolina. He turned 98 earlier this year, and yesterday was honored at Tryon Palace. Continue reading “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2016”

Teaser Tuesday: Octopus Feathers

Like Black Friday moving into Cyber Monday being extended into Giving Tuesday, it’s time for Teaser Tuesday. Continue reading “Teaser Tuesday: Octopus Feathers”

Monday Morning Grievance: Buyer’s Doubt

I don’t have buyer’s remorse because I don’t regret buying anything. However, I do wonder if I bought the right things. Continue reading “Monday Morning Grievance: Buyer’s Doubt”

2 Truths and A Lie: Round 7

Just remember: it’s isn’t really a deal unless you needed it in the first place. Continue reading “2 Truths and A Lie: Round 7”

The Veteran

Every year I share a poem for Veteran’s Day, usually something from World War I. This year, I’ve attempted my own. Continue reading “The Veteran”

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