I was delighted that Fiona Mcvie of Authorsinterviews, located in the United Kingdom, interviewed me about writing and my book Life at 12 College Road.
The Dining Room Table is the first chapter or short story, if you will, from my book Life at 12 College Road.
As I sat at the table, I realized the other three chairs had been tilted forward so that their ladder-backs rested against it. They were obviously no longer of use. Scanning the room, it dawned on me that this was not some unknown, foreign establishment…
If memories of Christmas mornings in our childhoods are lost, Eric Mondschein, who lives in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York and author of Life at 12 College Road, makes up for it. He has memories that probably parallel most boomers’ — except for a not-so-happy ending. That’s the short story he gives to BoomerCafé this season: “Christmas Morning.”
Confronting sexual harassment and bullying is an uncomfortable necessity. Schools are primarily places for learning. We must always remember that the goal is to create an educational environment that allows each student to feel safe and secure. Provided is the 2014 update of “Sexual Harassment and Bullying: Similar, but Not the Same,” an article presented at the Education Law Association’s 60th Annual Conference.
Some say its about time, others say no not again! It would indeed be a nice change, and perhaps actually constructive, if the discussion about gun control, the possession and use of firearms in this country were held rationally and reasonably.
It is interesting how we have “progressed” if you can call it that, in how we are provided the news. There is something to be said for more voices being heard and more viewpoints shared, but the bias and vitriol that is present today seems to fill every page and broadcast…