Rainy Day

This is the view outside my classroom right now. It's a rainy morning, the leaves are stunning, and the sky is a soft, misty, gray. Autumn speaks to my soul. Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love—that makes life and nature harmonize. -George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) The … Continue reading Rainy Day


It's interesting how a pile of rocks, under the right conditions, can turn out to be something beautiful and artistic. I'm talking about cairns. The word comes from a Gaelic term that means “heap of stones.” I was lucky enough to see an ancient and authentic Scottish cairn when I was in Edinburgh, Scotland with … Continue reading Cairns