Give Gifts….and More!

Give Gifts….and More!

I recently heard a report that consumers are expected to spend the typical amount on gifts this holiday season despite the rising costs of just about everything. At first glance, that was surprising to me, but as I thought about it more, I realized we want so much for...
Can Only Hope and Pray

Can Only Hope and Pray

Being inside a school used to be a haven. We only had to be concerned about a few fights inside the school grounds. But that has changed over the years. Students and teachers now have to be concerned and worried about someone coming into schools with much more...
Ain’t I Social or Am I Anti-Social?

Ain’t I Social or Am I Anti-Social?

I did it. I took the plunge. I jumped on the bandwagon. I included myself in the fad and the phase. And this is so much unlike me. Yes, I joined the generational phenomenon known as TikTok. Weird, right? Especially since I am a self-proclaimed anti-social teacher and...
Diversifying the Music to Hook the Reader

Diversifying the Music to Hook the Reader

I recently read a book I didn’t know existed—Jay-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson. Even though I was in my twenties and loved rap music, I didn’t listen to it in the 90s. So I had little background on Jay-Z and the coming up of his success. I knew little about...
Car Thefts are Real, not Fiction

Car Thefts are Real, not Fiction

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, thieves stole 328,200 vehicles in 1960 in the United States. Thirty-one years later, that number jumped to over one million, six-hundred thousand. Twenty-two years later, in 2013, the number decreased to 699,594. In...
Keep Your Hands Off My Life?

Keep Your Hands Off My Life?

A simple question. Do we encourage people to commit suicide? Do we only live with it when they do? I believe the answer to those questions would be an overwhelming NO! What do we do? We put up suicide hotline numbers on the television screen. We post websites of...