The Ordinary

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving  may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand and make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself. - William Marin

Buried Deep

I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart. - Anne Frank

Sharing Laughter

Many of my most memorable times with students are when we share laughter. - Margie Myers-Culver

Ordinary Life

A writer is not someone who has an extraordinary life. A writer finds interesting stories in their ordinary life. - Ralph Fletcher

Every Student

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. - George Evans

True Manhood

True manhood does not seek to compromise a woman's purity. True manhood stands up to heroically protect it. - Author Unknown


I have remembered, I suppose, what I wanted to remember; many ridiculous things for no reason that makes sense. That is the way we human creatures are made. - Agatha Christie


The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. - Robert John Meehan