Bender and Law

I recently completed Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. What a deeply contemplative book! I liked the way Bender captured the essence of a characters station in life. The main character, Rose, literally tasted the person when eating food prepared by them. She discovered this “power” through an innocent indulgence in the lemon chocolate … More Bender and Law

The End?

Tomorrow marks the finale of my student teaching! I have had a grand time teaching and learning. The experience has been much more than I could have ever imagined. I have learned that the teacher is a sort of architect of the learning community. Parker Palmer’s, The Courage to Teach, outlines it best when he … More The End?

Invisible Woman

Sometimes it is fun to be invisible. Today I was walking down the hall and I spotted a woman I had co-taught Sunday school with for a summer, two years ago. She smiled at me with one of those innocuous smiles. The ones you give a stranger in passing. Instantly, I knew who she was, … More Invisible Woman