(Pic is of lovely Database Manager Colleen McGuinn whom I met at a Hawaiian luau….Random meeting in life? I never think these things are ‘random.’)
This week, I went to Warwick Vets and Pilgrim where I met with high school students who will vie for cartoon/caricaturist position, to accompany my monthly Op-Ed’s in the Prov Journal.
That visit was productive and they’re emailing their work to me, as I write.
Hopefully, you of the public will soon see what this teacher has always known: Schools are great compendiums of talent…Raw talent, for sure, but these kids are impressive. I just don’t think they should have to be age 21 (or a graduate of some higher-ed school) to have their work taken seriously. So I work to change that…
And, with our recent story on our Grandpa and the Truck site, we generated 6000 “Post Reach” connections and that’s thrilling. I have every reason to believe we’ll go on to 10,000 but I have no real understanding of Google’s algorythmns (Did I spell this right?) I just know: People hunger for wonderful, soul-enriching stories.
Finally, this AM, I was asked to speak at at Sacred Exchange Fellowship church, 75 Division St., Warwick, joining my former student who is now Pastor– Mike Caparrelli (this is his pic, with wife Christine.)
The topic? Mourning and periods of bereavement (with losses of all kinds) and how those very low points in one’s life can become fertile grounds for serious growth. It’s a topic I believe in strongly….
Life continues to amaze.
Now, hit the following link for the story that’s creating quite a stir on the worldwide web. We’re at 6,000 “Post Reach” views and I don’t know where it’s going from here. It’s about how Grandpa and the Truck (creators)…a hospital data manager…and a trucker family all came together at a critical juncture on life’s journey.