The Summer of Our Discontent

The Summer of Our Discontent

An Opinion Shaper by Linda Karges-Bone “Now is the Winter of our discontent. Made glorious by this sun of York;“ William Shakespeare, from Richard III In the summer of 1967, I was 8 years old and while already a voracious and accomplished reader, I doubt that the...
Fatigue: Creativity Enemy #1

Fatigue: Creativity Enemy #1

Attempting to teach and lead and grow during a time of stress, causes fatigue… the enemy of creativity and growth. Often, one anticipates a more scholarly or fancy recommendation from a life coach. Yet, when I analyzed my last five encounters with typically successful...
These kids are driving me crazy!!!

These kids are driving me crazy!!!

These kids are driving me crazy!!!  by Virginia Sampson My children went through some very difficult times in their lives. When my youngest child was two weeks old my husband was diagnosed with ALS more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. My other three children...
Lessons from an Extraordinary Girl

Lessons from an Extraordinary Girl

  One early January, an enchanting date night led to our enjoyment of smooth, jazzy tunes at the Hollywood Bowl. The cool, SoCal evening breeze danced its way around a sea of amphitheater seats, sending a delightful chill along the back of my neck as the trumpet...
When Grandma Comes to Visit

When Grandma Comes to Visit

  When some nannies hear that grandma is coming for a visit, they cringe. We’ve heard all kinds of horror stories about when grandma comes to town. These stories flip a switch in our imagination and a movie reel of scenarios starts playing through our...
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