Naptime

While spending the afternoon together, six-year-old Breezy was reminising with me about her “school daze” and the different schools she’s attended. I reminded her that she had left out the entire year of Pre-K. “Well, you don’t really learn anything in Pre-K,” she said melodramatically, “it’s just a whole year of fun before you go to work!”  Of course, I want to bust out laughing … Continue reading Naptime

Easy Breezy

Breezy, my six-year-old granddaughter, and I spent last Friday afternoon at Sky Zone.  It’s a fun center for children of all ages, but caters to school-aged kids 6-16 or so.  It has gymnastic type equipment, areas to dive into foam blocks, dodge ball games, and trampolines galore.  Breezy says it’s “just like Monkey Joe’s only without the monkeys.” Nothing could be further from the truth.  … Continue reading Easy Breezy

The brilliant Theodor Seuss Giesel

Although it seems “Green and Eggs and Ham” has been around my entire life, in actuality it was not published until I was two. It was published in 1960. In 1957 Random House published “The Cat and the Hat” by Dr. Seuss; in it he used 225 different words. His publisher bet him he could not write a book with fewer. He penned “Green Eggs … Continue reading The brilliant Theodor Seuss Giesel

The Secretary of Agriculture

I wish I could say that I have met Trump’s choice for Secretary of Agriculture.  I almost did.  But almosts are not good enough.  When Sonny Perdue was the Governor of Georgia, I went to one of those ‘Eggs ‘N Issues’ breakfasts in Atlanta during the legislative session.  It was for educators. I saw Sonny and he wasn’t talking to anyone.  Oh, I thought. Perfect … Continue reading The Secretary of Agriculture

Picture Perfect

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. Eugene Delacroix Ever wonder why an artist paints the same painting over and over and over? There is usually the “one” that becomes the famous one, but there are multiple “drafts” of it before that one. Perhaps they are working toward perfection. Perhaps they are just looking for personal satisfaction. Recently Breezy and … Continue reading Picture Perfect