Doesn’t Exist Much

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was go roller skating. They would open the school gym and you’d key or tighten metal roller skates to your hard shoes. Not only do these not exist much, the next generation with boot skates and roller rinks are pretty much gone.  That doesn’t even…

Languages

When I was middle school age, I decided that I would learn to speak Russian. I thought their symbols were intriguing and liked the ruggedness of the language. Checked out a book from the library and spent 15-20 minutes of intensive study before setting the book aside.  Did I learn Russian? Nyet. In high school,…

Bad Things Happen

A number of years ago I began listening to sermons. Frankly, it began because of a pastor who was a poor preacher and I needed to get fed somewhere, so started looking for sermons. Many churches now post audio and/or video sermons and it’s interesting to hear different styles and perspectives. On a recent business…

Brushes with Death

I’ve had some different relationships with death. Growing up, we rarely would go out to eat. If dad had a funeral and received an honorarium, he’d take the family to a restaurant. While I can’t say I hoped for people to die, it sure was nice to go out to eat every once in a…

Technology – Amazing

Technology has always been amazing to me. When I first started in education, the computers found in many classrooms was the Commodore PET. It was a tape-driven computer. You put in a cassette tape and seriously it would take up to 10-15 minutes to load a very simple math program. The program would then crash…