Sly, a Dog and a Dream: An Inspirational Writing Story

Today I read a very inspirational story about Sylvester Stallone’s early career, which just goes to show that we need to keep working toward our goals even if the world tells us we are not a success. Stallone’s parents divorced when he was 9 and he lived with his mother in Philadelphia where he graduatedContinue reading “Sly, a Dog and a Dream: An Inspirational Writing Story”

Raising a Preemie: My Son’s Current Predicament

Yesterday my wife and I took my son Conner to an endocrinologist to discuss the fact that his bone growth is two years behind what it should be.  This is all due to the fact that my son was born at 24 weeks, weighed 1 lb. 8 oz., and was 12 inches long.  The doctorContinue reading “Raising a Preemie: My Son’s Current Predicament”

Washington Irving On Writing

This week my students are reading “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving, a hilariously satirical story about a Scrooge of a man who becomes a loan shark for the Devil only to lose his soul in the process.  In preparation for our study of Irving, I noted some quotes by the author thatContinue reading “Washington Irving On Writing”