Monthly Archives: March 2013

Thom’s Son Boh

When I am teaching, I try to learn the names of my students as quickly as possible. It makes all the difference in the world when you can call on someone by name. I recently worked three days with English … Continue reading

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Summer Enjoyment

As a college student at Furman University in Greenville, SC, I wanted to earn money and spend summers away from home. When I discovered a publication in the college library entitled “Summer Employment Directory,” I determined that I would find … Continue reading

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Drop-out Prevention

During the time that I was teaching in a high school drop-out prevention program, I read a book by Pat Conroy, The Water Is Wide. In that novel, Pat Conroy writes about teaching on Yamacraw Island, South Carolina, and confesses, … Continue reading

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A Wise Man

“…I was reminded that no matter how much Christians who oppose homosexuality may claim that they hate the sin but love the sinner, such a judgment inflicts pain on good people — people who are made in the image of … Continue reading

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Racing in the Rain

My part time job as a retiree is substituting at the Gibbs campus of St. Petersburg College, a job I thoroughly enjoy. Recently I taught for three days in two English as a Second Language classes. The students were wonderfully … Continue reading

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Septuagenarianism

Today is my 75th birthday. Yikes! I am a septuagenarian plus five. I had to change my profile on this blog site (I want to be honest). Seventy-five years ago today in Clinton, South Carolina, my mother, Virginia Kershaw Cooper, … Continue reading

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That’s My Mother

Teaching a class of 9th grade students would be a challenge to almost anyone but especially to me as a 4th year teacher. I had recently moved from junior high to high school and was, of course, assigned basic classes. … Continue reading

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