When I look at my students

When I look at my students

When I look at my students (BTW, I’m teaching at St Edwards University again this semester), I experience a string of emotions that do not have names, only longish descriptions. Examples: I know you think I’m just a middle-aged frump-meister but I really,...
Kelly Joe Phelps has died

Kelly Joe Phelps has died

I learned that my favorite folk guitarist died last month in his home in Iowa. I first heard Kelly Joe Phelps play on A Prairie Home Companion back in the 90’s. It was so stunning that I scrambled to find out who that was and what was the name of his album. I...
Two things to improve your life

Two things to improve your life

First Thing – non-liquid detergent One thing I do to live intentionally and conscientiously is to look for ways to prefer products that do not come in plastic bottles. Why? Plastic can be recycled of course. But the less plastic in the world the better. Earth...
Can I get a little awkward with you?

Can I get a little awkward with you?

Can I get a little awkward with you? Right now I have that wonderful feeling of having just come from the dentist; my teeth feel clean, freshly scraped. I have minty freshness from the fluoride, that little place where my lower front teeth meet is smooth and clean...
New Website Launch

New Website Launch

Join me in celebrating a new milestone – I am officially announcing the launch of my new website! I’ve been wanting to give this site a facelift for a long time. With my new writing career, I decided it was time to pull the trigger. Many thanks to Amy...