Against the Tide

Against the Tide

“I don’t know if I can do this anymore, Kris.  I am just so discouraged.” I sit with my dear friend on a sticky summer night trying to get my gut right. “Gut wrench” is an apt description.  It’s invaded my body and overwhelmed my...
The Regulated Classroom Goes to California

The Regulated Classroom Goes to California

Have you ever had the experience of becoming the living embodiment of an illustrated children’s book character? Yeah, that’s happened to me.  I am Froggy.  The Froggy that goes to school Froggy. In the children’s story, Froggy feels anxious about his first day of...
Place Matters

Place Matters

Place matters. It was spring break of 1993 – my senior year of high school – and I was driving back from Virginia Beach with three close friends.  We passed signs for the University of Delaware.  I asked if we could take a quick detour to see the campus. ...