And That’s The Way It Is…or Was It?

So I have my own take on the Brian Williams story. The very fact that the vessel who is simply there to report the news has become the news speaks to a deeper issue. I think many would agree that a peculiar phenomena is manifest today when someone’s face appears on our beloved TV sets. Whether it is for 15 seconds or 15 years, a certain mantle of ‘celebrity-ism’ is cast...

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It’s True- I’ve Entered the Final Stretch.

Most teachers I know are glad to hear that last dismissal bell that comes at the end of a full day of teaching students. Then there’s that last bell of the school year that triggers a huge sigh of relief (for students And teachers alike) as the summer break begins. I speak from experience having heard more than my fair share of those bells over the past 20 years of...

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The Good Samaritan

As many of you know, I teach in a public school, here in NE Texas. I believe many consider this area to be  included in the region known as the ‘Bible Belt’. I’m an English/Reading teacher for 7th grade junior high students. Today, I had a short story selected from our literature book that we were going to read together.  It’s about a teenage...

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The Image I Can’t Stop Thinking About

When ever I show this picture to friends, the first question they ask me is: “Have you sent this off to be published?” It’s not so much the photo that is captivating…as what was captured within the photo.  Look closely at the clouds.  I’m not one to personally see forms and objects in the clouds above, but this one has me mesmerized. (You...

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So Long, Sam

 The Paris News is losing a good one. And it would be apt to say that his shoes will be mighty tough to fill. Sam Craft, the multiple-award-winning photographer for the News, has taken a job offer from another paper down near Bryan, Texas and will be leaving within the week. He will pursue his dream career as a    photojournalist in a new market. Anyone who knows Sam...

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If I Want Your Opinion, I’ll Give It To You!

It seems so many of us feel like we have something worthwhile to say. (The mere fact I’m blogging/posting this affirms that) And who can argue that Facebook has proven to be the world’s most popular platform to spill what is on one’s mind? But have you ever noticed how much complaining is done on there? Admittedly, I have done my share of griping and whining as well. Be...

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