Ah, fall break! Many public schools have a fall break built into their calendars, usually in October. In Kentucky, about 78 percent of the public school districts have a fall break, whether it’s a long weekend or a week. In my opinion, fall break is a good addition to the school calendar.
Grandfathering - One late afternoon, I stepped out onto a friend’s porch and heard the sound of a neighbor’s voice. He was singing an old folk song in that forlorn, mournful tone that reminded me of my Papaw Mattingly and the way he used to sing as he rocked me. I was barely three year
Paying for Higher Education takes Center Stage During College Savings Month - As we conclude this month, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the importance of college savings since Congress has declared September “College Savings Month.” While it’s true that our current fiscal situat
Although far too few Kentucky 2011 high school graduates were ready for college, our students did improve their performance on this year’s 36-point ACT college entrance test – going from an overall composite score of 19.4 in 2010 to 19.6 this year.
Warning, this will make you hungry. About two years ago, I was introduced to a new burger joint. I was in Nashville for CMA Fest week. We had gotten tired of festival food.
Have you seen the commercials for the fall television lineup? If not, you’re either not watching TV or taking breaks during commercials. I confess that during the first couple of weeks of the fall season, I watch more prime time TV than normal. I like to choose my favorites for the season.
Food and Feelings - Last night, before I sat down to read, I fixed myself a cup of GoGoGoji tea. My daughter, Nikki, bought a set of hand-painted oriental tea cups, complete with steepers and saucers, for me for my birthday. She bought some Earl Grey tea and the afore-mentioned GoGoGoj
As I write this, September 11th, 2011 has drawn to a relatively uneventful close. Uneventful, that is, outside of the pair of flights that were escorted into their terminals as a precautionary measure. I am sure I’m not the only one who almost expected something of terroristic significance to o
My eight pink ‘surprise lily’ blooms are fading. For the past few years, I have enjoyed a surprise lily blooming in my back yard. When Larry and I added a row of plants to our back yard, we didn’t know we had one of these unique lilies until it bloomed.
Note To Self - Words have always been a big deal to me. The written word has an impact on me that not even music can rival. I have a file that is labeled Pieces of Paper, because that is exactly what it is.