Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A.
October 04
I am a writer. I am also the Editor of The Sage Journal, an online magazine. Check it out at Some OS authors are contributors


FEBRUARY 21, 2015 5:27PM

Panru of the Glowing Hearts

Panru and the Thalean Rebellion Serran was once a world in harmony, where the Thule and Thalen lived together intimately, in a complex, complimentary relationship. Yons passed since those times. All of Serran knew of their past. It wasn’t hidden. A holy obelisk held the history of Serran. Every Thalen and Thule… Read full post »


I teach Special Education in High School. The teachers in our school cried as they saw these pictures on the internet. We could understand this happening in our high school, but not an elementary school. Why could we see it happening in our high school?

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OCTOBER 21, 2012 3:33PM

Special Ed. Class Watches the Debates

I teach Social Studies for Special Ed. students. The last two weeks and the next three weeks until the election, I have chosen to teach them about voting, Why they need to pay attention and the basics of the voting system. We watched a few minutes of the first debate, but… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2012 5:34PM

A New Writing Club

I've started a new writing club at the school where I teach. The students are excited about getting to write something they really want to write instead of an assignment.

I am thoroughly enjoying it because all day I work with low Special Ed. kids that can barely read, let… Read full post »

AUGUST 30, 2012 9:47PM


I am really having problems wth the fact that the state would rather I get all my Special Ed. paperwork done then spending time creating good lessons for the kids. They need so much help because so many teachers have chosen paperwork over teaching well.

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DECEMBER 17, 2011 12:03AM

Persuasive Writing

I have been teaching Functional Skills Social Studies. It's a class for Special Education that teaches students Government, the Constitution and the state Constitution. This week we had a unit on persuasive writing. I have been kiping all of my lesson plans off of It's a wonderful site t… Read full post »

Wes Bowen spoke at our Church (Center City Church, Springfield, MO) last Sunday...the Sunday before easter...talking about Jesus making His entry into Jeruselem. It may lose something in translation by not hearing it. He's a good speaker, but here it is. It gives us a lot to think about.… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 11, 2011 11:24AM


Many people have viewed the double rainbow video found on "Youtube and shared multiple times on facebook. A popular version is a mix created by “Autotune”. I saw this video and was so impressed, not just by the double rainbow, but by the man who was/…

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JANUARY 6, 2011 6:39PM


Winter 2011Find out more on MagCloud

I have always wanted to create and publish a magazine and Magcloud has allowed me to take my first stab at it. This effort I did for my writing group, Ozarks Romance Authors. Members contributed articles, stories true and fiction, poetry… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 21, 2010 11:35AM

Peace During Elections


I just watched Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. I've seen it before, but it hit me differently this time. I don't know why, but I started thinking about our elections and how much our political parties are like two large tribes that have very different points of view./… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2010 11:14AM

Health and Fitness 6 weeks in.

Hit had been about 6 weeks since I stared on my road to health and fitness. It is really hard to stay motivated, but I have developed some good habits. I haven't had much in the way of sugar since I started. The only exception being my birthday. I had a… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 10:52PM

WEEK 1 of my health and diet program.

I don't feel like I had a really successful week. I lost of total of 1 pound. I guess it's better than going up or staying the same. It doesn't help that I come across contradictory information. I heard on a medical program that eating too much meat can cause your… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 6:03PM

A Couple of Bad Days.

I've had a bad couple of days...meaning I've been having trouble staying on the diet. I may have to cut out grains altogether. They are just too much of a temptation. It doesn't help when your spouse just isn't there at the same place you are in this walk.

I'm… Read full post »

AUGUST 31, 2010 9:37AM

My Road to Health and Fitness Week 1


My before picture and stats:

Weight: 290

Height: 5 ft. 6 in.

Waist: 53 inches.

I’ll be measuring and weighing in weekly. I have a long way to go. If I want a job, sadly this may be my only hope. There is a lot of discrimination against people… Read full post »

AUGUST 30, 2010 10:15AM

Road Trip - The End.

We started out from the gulf early in the morning. I took one last look out my balcony window at the ocean and surf. It looked like it was going to rain first thing in the morning. It will be hot and humid. I was starting to feel a little weak… Read full post »

Richard and Ann

We got up in the morning after reaching Valdosta and called Richard's sister Ann asking her to meet us at the hotel. We wanted to show her pictures of the family and the only thing we had was my little computer that needed internet… Read full post »

After the day of Jacob and Roz's Wedding we headed out early down the road to Georgia. Along the way, Jacob called us and let us know that Roz's parents wanted to meet us....Good Idea!

We stopped in at a place called South of the Border, South Carolina. It was like… Read full post »

As I said before. We got a call the night before our trip started out. Jacob, my son let us know he was getting married.  This did not leave us much time for any sight seeing, but we spent time with the new couple and went with them as they ran… Read full post »

Today we started out with another meal at the Denny's classic diner. I didn't like the breakfast as well as I liked supper. I got a better picture of the inside of the diner though. It really is neat!

Denny's Classic Diner

 After breakfast we took some time to set the Garmin… Read full post »

Jacob and his new bride to be, Rosalyn
A word of note that I forgot yesterday. Sunday night I got a call from my son. I had been trying to call him to let him know we would be staying with him to save some money. He… Read full post »
AUGUST 10, 2010 7:57AM

Road Trip Day 1

Getting Water

We managed to get on the road by 8 a.m. We stopped by Wal-mart to get osme ice and water for the road. We headed out to our first destination. Terre Haute, Indiana. We have recently bought a Garmin GPS system and are learning how to use it.… Read full post »

AUGUST 9, 2010 9:45PM

Getting Ready for the Road Trip

Taking a road trip takes a lot of preparation. You have to look your best, so we both went to our respective hair placed to get coiffed.

Richard went to the Barber Shop on Sunshine St.

The Barbershop

It’s an old-style barber shop and it used to be housed

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AUGUST 7, 2010 5:10AM

Bicycling and Weightloss for Health

On the ride.

We started cycling the 2nd week in June. My husband and I found a route that was approximately 2.5 miles to ride and we got up and were out riding at 6:30 a.m.

At first we just rode 2 or 3 times a week, after the first couple… Read full post »

Road Trip

I will soon be taking a road trip with my husband from Missouri to Baltimore, down to southern Georgia along highway 10 across the gulf and back up to Missouri. I was wondering if any open salon contributers would be interested in meeting up for a short time along the… Read full post »