Would any coach want an entire team of content mediocre football players, playing for him? Would any business want a whole company of uninterested employees working for them? Would any pastor want to eagerly lead a congregation of happily complacent believers?
The following was used by Carter Schildknect in addressing the school board at the outset of Thursday’s meeting. She later asked that it be printed by the Press-Reporter as a letter to the editor.
So I finally made it. Man, how I’ve waited for this stage in life.
More than three-fourths of Texas teachers say they have seriously considered quitting the profession largely because of a perceived lack of respect and support, according to a new survey by the Charles Butt Foundation. Excessive workload and inadequate pay were other major reasons that teachers are considering leaving, The Dallas Morning News and other media outlets reported.
Fall is here, the leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping and the joy of being outdoors in Texas is felt from all regions. The change in season means a lot of activities and people excitedly prepping for upcoming events. Below are some tips on how we can keep active while enjoying the breezier climate and our busy social schedules:
Residents in the East Texas thicket where my Uncle Mort hangs out almost never leave, so welcoming a new family is quite a topic of conversation.
Here’s the thing: I’m not superstitious. It all started when I was still in Mexico, visiting a gallery, and I saw a painting across the room. The composition was striking. The bottom third was black and the top two-thirds were filled with a deep blue sky and great white clouds rising from the horizon. There was a bare tree on the right side and on the left was a full moon. I felt pulled into the gallery and across the room to see the picture, and that’s when the figures in the foreground became clear.
There is a ton of truth in bumper sticker humor, which is precisely what makes it so funny- the truth buried therein.
As we traverse through life, I think most of us ponder and wonder about our purpose – the reason for our experience on the planet at this particular time. What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of me? (Gulp.)