Remembering Trey

Imported from my personal blog, where it received 1,268 views in the week it was published …  While the world waxes poetic about the difference teachers make in the lives of students, the impact of young souls upon us is seldom spoken. Many students have made their way into my heart over the years, playing […]

The Power of Words

Remember Johnny’s last gasp in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton? Recognizing that Ponyboy was better than the average hoodlum, Johnny wanted him to hold onto the golden qualities that set him apart from their companions. So, he urged Ponyboy to “stay gold,” or remain innocent — a reference to the Robert Frost poem Ponyboy had recited […]