Heading Off To Italy!

In case you’re wondering where I’ve been, let me say that the last month or so has been a bear. Not only is this my busiest time of year working with students on their college essays, but this is also the very first time that I have helped coordinate a trip to Italy for 48…

A Calm Day

Hi friends, I have about 15 minutes before my next student so I thought I’d jump in and write my blog post for today. What to say?  Rachael’s little dog Hazel is asleep on the couch. The other dogs are upstairs with Ray. I am listening to the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat…

Movies in the Morning; Students in the Afternoon

This morning I watched, “I Am Not Your Negro,” which is an amazing documentary featuring James Baldwin. This is a definite must-see for anyone who wants to gain more clarity on how racial issues in the U.S. started with slavery and continue today. It is hopeful in tone and challenges all of us to face…