The Spinach Can: A Fathers Day Story

Looking back, I now see that my father was like someone who had been burned in a horrific fire as a child, and he bore many awful scars from it. Those scars were not easily visible, but if you looked at the cautious, frugal way he lived his life, they become apparent.

He did not spend if he could avoid it; instead, he saved and saved and saved.

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What I Know After Teaching Through the Pandemic (Part 1)

Technology is a blessing and a curse As I think about my schooling in the 60s and 70s, I am amazed at the amount of technology available to teachers and students today. Back in my high school days, using a simple four-function calculator in math class was considered cheating. Back

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A Little Bit of the Griswolds in Us All

Amid the daily grind, many of us will find ourselves thinking about a future, a time or place that is a respite from our present struggles. In the modern terms, it is us going to “our happy place”.

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Shopping as a Traitor to the Carbs

I walk in the store and old friends like Aunt Jemima and her neighbor, Mrs. Butterworth, look at me as if I’m Judas. I hurry around the corner to escape the look of betrayal in their eyes.

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