Rediscovering the Game of Jacks

Rediscovering the Game of Jacks

We enjoyed two Christmases this year, one with all the Krons, and a second one with all the Liles. Both were great fun. Food and gifts complimented the quality time we spent together on both occasions. Korben, Callie, and Ty were on hand for the Kron Christmas, as...
Of Christmases Past

Of Christmases Past

I can’t remember how old I was, but I am guessing in the neighborhood of six or  eight or so, when I told my mother we needed a manger scene to properly celebrate Christmas, the whole point of which is supposed to be  the birthday of Jesus. I can remember...

What I Learned at The Muppets Movie

Erin and I took Ben and Maya and her friend Faith to see The Muppets over Thanksgiving. It was an education for me. I don’t go to the movies as much as I used to, and certainly not that many geared to kids, although this one was also  a nostalgia trip for adults...
Cancel School? I Was Just Getting Started!

Cancel School? I Was Just Getting Started!

I agreed to be a long-term substitute for Morgan Marricle when her baby came and she took her maternity leave.  It sounded like a good idea at the time; Morgan teaches freshman English. I taught freshman English for about five years before tackling sophomore,...