UGH!

Things are swirling in my head. I need to get them out in some form so I can move on from them. So bear with me and my ramblings… I’ve been feeling disgruntled. Disgruntled at things I see happening in this world, in the big world and my little world. This world of sports that my impressionable 13 year old loves so much had a terrible week. From Lance, to the crazy Manti T’eo story, to the losers(my son’s favorite team) who didn’t act like gracious losers and the winners who may not be very good people or idols for … Read more…

Writing and a little bit of preaching

Today I had an impromptu creative writing session for 9 neighborhood kids. I was energized before and after the class. I was really proud of some of the things the kids put together. I used some of my own lessons that I used two years ago when I taught creative writing at the Peter Paul Development Center in Richmond and I used some from the book Rip the Page. I want the kids to have fun with words and to just write. We always start out by writing for 5 minutes without a prompt and then we move into silly … Read more…

We like the fall as much as the rise

I don’t know if I can write this post without sounding preachy but I’ll try because no one wants to read a preachy post. I was listening to sports radio again today. The announcers were talking about the dominance of teams like the Yankees and the Red Sox and how the air time they get is not fair to the other good and better teams that don’t get as much. I think they were referring to the Texas Rangers not getting as much airtime but they are playing so well. One of the guys said we need the Yankees and … Read more…