Summer Break

Summer break is upon us, at least here in the area I call my little swath of the Midwest. Kids in traditional schools are done for the summer. So are the teachers, many of them friends of mine from my substitute teaching days. It’s been a tough year for both students and teachers alike. I […]


I owe a great deal of credit for my writing skills to my parents, especially my mother. When I was very little, I would make up stories in my head and tell them to her. She encouraged me to write them down. So I did. Often in crayon. These stories were often illegible since my […]