This is the first post. I will update this site somewhat frequently, as I end each day by reflecting on life as an asst middle school principal. I have had a fantastic 35+ year run in public education as a teacher and administrator, having met and worked with some truly amazing people in some very high, and some not so very high, achieving schools and school districts.
I first saw the poem below in my graduate program at Ft. Hays State University under the direction of Dr. Ed Stehno, a giant among educators. I think of it often as I drive to and from school.
I hope you enjoy my reflections, and the occasional rant.
“Slow me down, Lord, I am going too fast.
I can’t see my brother as he goes past;
I miss a lot of good things day by day.
I don’t know blessings when they come my way.
Slow me down, Lord, so I can see
More of the things that are good for me;
A little less of me, a mite more of you,
Let Heavenly atomosphere trickle thru,
Let me help a brother when the going’s rough
When folks work together, things aren’t so tough;
Slow me down, Lord, so that I can talk
with more of your angels…slow me down to a walk.”