Building a Better Student: Intellectual Arrogance

I never thought I’d write an article like this. After working with students for more than twenty years to help them embrace the idea that Smart is Cool, I have to call out some students who have abused the notion. This might sting a little. We know that many bright kids throw away their education […]

New Movie Takes Aim at Bullying, Town Takes Stand for Whitney

I was contacted recently about a new movie that’s coming out called Hello Herman. Here’s the plot summary: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just […]

One Lovely Blog

I made a new friend! Chrystina of Swains R’Us was kind enough to give me the One Lovely Blog award. In addition to that, she gave me some fantastic encouragement which I treasure more than she knows. And, her hubby is in the Army either already deployed or close to it. That makes Chrystina even […]

Bad Moods: Should We Try to End Them?

I love it when comments make me think! On the post Teasing Boys, part 2, commenter Mogs said this: True, “bad moods” may not be bad; but generally if we had a choice between the two we would choose to be in a good mood. As such suppression is not the answer; but like you […]

Balancing Act

I’ve thought quite a bit about balance, and it’s a concept I try to apply to my life whenever I can. In fact, one of my personal jokes is “most things in moderation”. ‘Cause after all, if ALL things were in moderation then I’d be back to an extreme, right? Right. Okay. Enough with the […]