The Pond (KS) - cc photo J. Delp “It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point … Continue reading Come In Out of the Wind
Category: Just Thinking
The Middle of Nowhere
Rural Road (KS) - cc photo J. Delp In the middle of nowhere.The road, travels straight and narrow. A lone tree stands sentinel.Watchman of the the path and passersby. A winter breeze rustles the prairie grass.Wispy clouds paint the sky. The silent noise of nature a peaceful elixir.In the middle of nowhere.
The Winter Flower (poem and picture)
The Winter Flower - cc photo J. Delp Beauty presents in all colors. The vibrant shades of spring and summer.The warmth of autumn orange and yellow.The muted tones of winter. A flower through the seasons.From radiant red to brilliant bronze.Breathtaking in every way. Beauty presents in all colors.
Country (a poem)
Copper at the Pond - cc photo by J. Delp Country is space to roam.Crisp air to breathe.Dry grass rattling.Brooding clouds.Serenity. Country is ponds and dogs.The smell of smoke.Fishing and wildlife.Dirt roads.Adventure. Country is slow and quiet.Long walks to nowhere.Wide open spaces.Time outside.Peace.
5 Reasons I Deleted Social Media
Rock and a Hard Place - cc photo by J. Delp I recently deleted all social media apps off my phone. It was an impulsive move — the result of an iPhone notification informing me that I had spent an average of three hours and eight minutes a day on my phone during the week … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Deleted Social Media
Fast Doesn’t Have to Be Normal
Blur - cc photo by J. Delp On Thursday evening I was driving home from Payson. It was dark and the roads were wet from an afternoon of rain showers. I was in no hurry. I had a soda, snacks, and was listening to my “Kansas 2021” Spotify playlist. At the edge of town, I … Continue reading Fast Doesn’t Have to Be Normal
5 Ways to Finish Strong
Today is the final day of our spring break. I am cautiously optimistic about the upcoming quarter and the end of our school year. With regard to the pandemic, we may not be out of the woods yet, but it appears that we are on a path that will lead us there. Case numbers are … Continue reading 5 Ways to Finish Strong
Summer School Reimagined (if we have to do it)
Right now, the world of education seems to be dominated by concerns about student "learning loss." I expressed my opinion on this in a previous post -- Our Kids Will be Okay. I'm not going to imply that there aren't legitimate concerns about student learning during the pandemic, but education, like everything else in the … Continue reading Summer School Reimagined (if we have to do it)
The Storms are Getting Tired
Rain on the Horizon: Pacific Beach, CA - cc photo by J. Delp It is a beautiful January day in Arizona. 74 degrees. The type of day where you can sit on the patio and almost forget the turbulence of the world around us. Almost. My mood today, and this week, has been optimistic. In … Continue reading The Storms are Getting Tired
A Difficult Season
Kerry Croswhite Aquatic Center at the 2020 CHS Swim Banquet I'm not sure this is going to be a "real" blog post, but I want to share a few thoughts. Today is my first "official" day of break and I am exhausted. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. I think I am going to have to ease … Continue reading A Difficult Season