Fun and Fascinating School Creatures

Originally from my column “A Stone’s Throw” in the South Pasadena Review (June 2014) Throughout the school year, students learn best by experience. This is especially true of live creatures in the classroom; and I’m not talking about the kids. It’s good to study about the world from a book; but bring it to life […]

12 Days of Christmas Ornaments: A Tradition of Memories — Day 3

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me — 3 dancing pigs, 2 handmade bells, and a portrait to put on the tree. I wish we owned a pig. I hear they’re very smart and clean! No, the 3rd ornament to have on your tree is not a pig, but the animals […]