Never Waste a Good Sick Day Being Sick

Never Waste a Good Sick Day Being Sick

Fall is here. It’s beautiful in New England–the trees are starting to look like they grew out of a Norman Rockwell painting.  We used to watch this guy on Public Television back in the days when there were only three channels.  He’d paint...
Dangerous Jobs Help Kids Succeed

Dangerous Jobs Help Kids Succeed

“Hey Mom,” says Declan, “Grab a pair of scissors because we’re going for a run!” He takes the scissors, stares at me, and starts to jog.  He’s eight. He’s good at finding my chain and yanking it.  Repeatedly. I say no....
“Back to School” Gives Teachers’ Friends Peace

“Back to School” Gives Teachers’ Friends Peace

“Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.”  That’s what teachers think on the first drive back to school. My friends cheer.  They call the end of summer something else–the close of “Pain in the Ass Season.”  They call it...