The Power of a Podcast

Last November, I participated in my first ever podcast. I was excited and nervous and truly did not know what to expect. Will they only ask me questions about being a journalism teacher? What if they ask questions I don’t know the answers to? Will anyone really listen to this podcast? As I waited inContinue reading “The Power of a Podcast”

The Land

written April 30, 2018 Today, I listed The Land Daddy’s Land and I cried and I prayed and I surrendered Today, my brother drove The Truck the ’53 Chevy, their truck His and Daddy’s and I cried and I prayed and I surrendered Today, I asked my Brother “am doing the right thing?” “I’m sorryContinue reading “The Land”

My prayer for today

As I sit at my kitchen table this morning, I become lost in snowflakes and the beautiful, bright cardinals making their way to the bird feeder on the deck. The setting befalls peace, and this time of year especially, we all need an extra helping of peace. As we celebrate Christ’s birthday and welcome another newContinue reading “My prayer for today”

Filing Cabinet Finds: Part 1

In my garage stands a filing cabinet that has remained closed for over three years, but a few weeks ago on a sunny, Saturday afternoon, I opened the drawers, one at a time to inspect the contents– to sort the items to keep from those to recycle or donate. Three years ago every item IContinue reading “Filing Cabinet Finds: Part 1”

One-hour Delay

It’s a one-hour delay for students A meeting time for teachers topic unknown. acronym foreign THEN She speaks in a weighted tone filled with cold examples and questioning statistics BLIND SIGHTED. I’m stuck in this room. surrounded on all sides. It’s my job so I must stay. Yet, that hole in my heart widens whileContinue reading “One-hour Delay”

How about we all take two knees tonight?

How about the athletes and actors who earn millions each year switch experiences and pay checks with our veterans! I challenge these talented people to stop using their “stage” for politics. I don’t care what you think of President Trump. I care that you are kind and that you use your platform for good. TakingContinue reading “How about we all take two knees tonight?”

Buy a t-shirt and re-post.

So I bought the shirt because I knew I should, would feel guilty if I didn’t. Then, I logged onto FB and saw all these posts asking me to re-post so people know I’m listening. Suicide Awareness.  Apparently, Sept. 22 is the one day we humans are to stop and show awareness for this actContinue reading “Buy a t-shirt and re-post.”

“7649 Linton Road”

by Angela St.Clair Beauty beckons the dirt road lost in towering trees Cobwebs and dust decorate displaying the intricate art of the mansion from a dream Birds talk. Leaves whistle. Wasps warn. as the music distracts Musty dampness lingers while the day’s sweat ignites comfort PEACE befalls the anxiety-laden longing Why How What If onlyContinue reading ““7649 Linton Road””

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Daddy:  July 18, 2016 Today, I celebrate You. My Dad. My Teacher. My Friend. Today, I celebrate You, complete with Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes, and ice-cream cake Today, I celebrate you because you gave me a life in this world and taught me the beauty of an eternal life in Heaven above Today,Continue reading “Happy Birthday”

Changed. Humbled. Inspired.

As I sit in my air-conditioned house and reflect on the week, I am changed. I am humbled. I am inspired. This past week, I joined my daughter’s youth group on their mission trip to Nashville, TN. I wasn’t supposed to be on this trip, but a friend on mine asked me to fill in forContinue reading “Changed. Humbled. Inspired.”