GETTING IN THE GROOVE

Music is a large part of my life. I fill my time, and ears, with it on a daily basis and have a bit of an obsession when it comes to collecting records. My wife maintains an unwavering tolerance for me coming home with a handful of vinyl that I procured while on route to…

HEART RACING

A student sits to take a high-stakes, standardized test. He felt prepared before the test started, but now, his doubts begin to mount when he looks at the math problems. He feels his heart start to race and his palms get sweaty. He remembers how disappointed he was the last time he took a test…

SOMETIMES WE NEED A PRESCHOOL TEACHER

I have been teaching at the same preschool for more than half my life. After 25 years in the classroom, I have realized something. There are times in our lives when we need a preschool teacher. A preschool teacher’s job is to let young children experience life and learn from it in the safest, happiest,…

PEDALING BACKWARDS

“If it isn’t hard, you probably aren’t doing it right!” I heard my father call out from behind me as I slowly came to a stop on my bicycle. Most people would just coast and not expend any energy. I was pedaling backwards. I guess I just like to feel like I am working even…