A Tale of Two Friends

The land holds this story of two friends who were lost this past week – Gary Standley and Taoufik Agoumy. It is a tale of two very different individuals, separated by physical and cultural oceans. Unknown to each other, more than a friendship with me links them. Taoufik and his wife Oulya came into my … [Read more…]

Glass Half-Full or Glass Half-Empty?

Each time I drive past Travis School, the one-room schoolhouse where I started my whole adventure in learning, I see the possibilities.  “Some day, it could be a __________” or “Someday, wouldn’t it be great if __________?” I have never doubted that the school with such a mix of memories for me would ever be … [Read more…]

Order and Organization

My husband recently emailed me this photo with the comment, “Your desk doesn’t approach this!” His words calmed my guilty panic about the growing piles of books and notes surrounding my computer.  Although I have never subscribed to the “day’s-end-clean-desk” model touted by efficiency experts, I can retrieve what I need to work on a project. … [Read more…]