St. John Bosco is helping me. He wrote, “It is not enough that young people are loved. They must know that they are loved.” Continue Reading
These unexpectedly cooler July days, here in western Illinois, are reminding me not only of a typical summer day along Lake Superior (with highs in the ‘70’s), but also of a Vacation Bible School I experienced when I was about five, living then in a town (L’Anse, Michigan) alongside Lake Superior. Continue Reading
During the school year, I’m never home during the day for events featuring speakers or performers. Usually the only Sisters who attend are our elders and those who work in administration. And I rarely am home for Mass (I go with my class at school). Continue Reading
I enjoy my job and the students and families I work with every day during the school year.
I’ll miss every one of them!!!
I’ll miss the excitement and joy that only a preschooler can offer. Continue Reading
When I’ve traveled to a new place, I usually prefer to linger in one area and get to know it well — whether that’s hanging out by a cabin beside a lake, or walking around a friend’s neighborhood in San Francisco. In one afternoon at the Smithsonian, a new friend and I looked carefully at just the roomful of Madonnas with child, just to observe the iconography of animals in the margins and to notice changes in the style and themes over the centuries. Continue Reading
Our last field trip this year was to the public library. It was only 4 blocks away, so we walked. YAY! No struggling with car seats!!! 🙂 Continue Reading
One of my least favorite tasks is cleaning off the bulletin boards. They look so bare and depressing! Continue Reading