Goodbye and Hello

January came, it did its thing and is now leaving. We await and welcome February. Some stats on world population indicated that in 2023, there are approximately 7,974 deaths per day in the US and about 330 per hour. If you are reading this in the US, you were blessed to not be a partContinue reading “Goodbye and Hello”

Here I am

December is one of my favorite months of the year for many reasons. Apart from coolness of the season, Christmas [and all that comes with that]; it is my birth month. Over five decades ago, my mother chose to give birth to me. I’m not sure what her frame of mind was at that momentContinue reading “Here I am”

I’d Rather

Woke up today to the sound of raindrops pitter-pattering outside. Glanced at the temperature, it was just about 64 degrees. The forecast says cloudy and I barely see the sun shining through. I am on Thanksgiving break and have no intention of doing much. Grateful to be alive and kicking at such a time likeContinue reading “I’d Rather”

Losing Sight

Today was the last day of class in my city before the Thanksgiving break. Because many of my students are fairly new immigrants, most are not familiar with some of the history behind many of our federal holidays. This week we took a brief look at early American history; this included a look at theContinue reading “Losing Sight”

Together Again

This summer I accepted a face-face teaching assignment for the first time since 2020. The college had been ‘open’ for awhile but I hadn’t been on campus for over two years. Quite a number of signs were strategically placed all over welcoming back students, visitors and staff . As I drove around I couldn’t helpContinue reading “Together Again”

Legacy- Then and Now

I had to do this post sometime. The time is now. Of course, February is not the only time we celebrate love and history – but there’s no better time than the present. This story of love and legacy began way before I was born. It began in the 1950s, but was cemented in January,Continue reading “Legacy- Then and Now”

Reflections

Sat in my empty classroom decompressing after a 3-hour virtual class. I haven’t seen any students face-to-face since March 2020. Every now and then I go back to pictures. Whoever invented the art of picture taking – I love you. Even more amazing, is that beautiful, fascinating part of us called the mind. The storageContinue reading “Reflections”

Gratefulness

Day 10- Five Things I am Grateful for Today #bloganuary Gratefulness is a wonderful garment. It looks good on whoever chooses to wear it. I find that it takes effort (being intentional), especially when we are walking through challenging seasons. Our tendency is to invest our energy and time, completely focused on all that’s goingContinue reading “Gratefulness”