• blogging,  family,  kids,  the fam,  work life

    Exceptional: a response

    Many of you have probably read this post by Amy Glass. There have been lots of responses.  I had to sit on this for a while. I read a lot of blogs, and while it’s not unusual to disagree with the general premise or certain parts of one, I can usually find some little speck of common ground or at least wrap my head around the writer’s rationale, especially if I have some sense of what may have lead him or her to feel that way. I can’t get there with this one. That’s about as nicely as I can put that. In my head, I have managed to pick apart…

  • community,  work life

    Commuting in Community

    You know, it’s possible to find community just about anywhere. What do I mean? I drive approximately 35 minutes to work from the small town where I live to a larger town nearby, commuting as do many many Americans. The vast majority of my drive is via interstate and the scenery is decent. I pass a blueberry farm, some cattle pastures, a plant and tree nursery and several other items of interest. This is not a bad drive, all in all. In fact, I have come to appreciate the time alone in the car. It’s time to think, time to prepare my mind at the beginning of the day and…

  • Belize,  blogging,  Liebster,  Oxford,  the dog,  work life

    I got an award!

    So today, I got a message from Leslie over at Tally Tales that I had been nominated for a Liebster Award! Thanks, Leslie! I didn’t even know what this was, but sure was happy to get it once I figured it out!  Please go check out Tally Tales. I’ve really enjoyed it and I think you will, too.  So what is a Liebster Award, you ask? I asked the same thing. (Sorry, blogger community, for being so out of the loop.)    Answer: The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. And it’s a “pay it forward” kind of thing, which is cool.  So here…