Mother Goose on the Loose

Tax Time in Lincoln, part one Money, honey

They sat in the corner of one of Lincoln's quiet little restaurants. He'd already finished his taxes and set them off to the side.  He watched h ...

Out of the Classroom, Part 3 The show-and-tell shell

I mentioned the forbidden book incident in this column two weeks ago but there was another incident that I've never forgotten, one that seemed actively dangerous.   ...

Out of the classroom - Part 4 Call me Ishmael

During one brief Moby Dick moment of teaching, I caught a glimpse of two white whales.  In the course of that sighting, I lost all credibility. No, I wasn't on the ...

Out of the classroom, Part 2 An Immigrant Boy

            I was walking to my classroom, when I heard my name called. My neighboring teacher rushed up to me, her face full of concern. ...

Out of the Classroom, Part One

When you're a teacher, you can count on being rendered speechless once in a while.  My most memorable speechless moment happened when I was teaching third-grade in ...

Irish all the way – part 7 "Treasures in the Potato Patch"

Ireland was the last stop for the Celts.   Pushed west, ever west, to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, their culture rose up as if against a seawall instead of slipping ...

Irish all the Way, Part Five: Closing the Celtic circle

Ireland. So lush and green. Small streams tumbling down the hillsides.  Wide rivers filled with salmon.  Craggy peaks sheltering great stags. Great slabs of stone ti ...

Support the Friends of the Lincoln Library in its membership drive

Today, I renewed my Friends of the Lincoln Library membership, I am showing my support to the Friends in their goal to keep the Twelve Bridges Library open as much as possible ...

Irish all the Way Neolithic mice - Part Three

Although we didn't kiss the Blarney Stone, we did see one of  Ireland's most famous Irish landmarks:  Newgrange.  Predating Stonehenge and the pyramids,&nbs ...

Irish all the way It's a long way to Tipperary, Part Two

With our Irish heritage in mind, our own family journeyed east, back to Ireland.  But, oh, our family's journey  was such an easy one!  We flew high above the o ...