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How Do I Do That?

By |2019-11-11T13:52:21-05:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: ervinsthoughts|

Although she won’t admit it, my mom is great with technology. We don’t even talk on the phone anymore, she just texts, “Want to FaceTime?” She can do mail merges, keep detailed spreadsheets, and maneuver websites. She doesn’t really believe me when I tell her that most people her age (or my age, for that matter) [...]

Head North

By |2019-11-07T12:04:52-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: ervinsthoughts|

I have no sense of direction, like none. It is an inherited trait from my mom that my sisters and I share. Thankfully, we all have spouses who can get us from here to there and back again. But, when I am alone, I am completely dependent on Google Maps. We are good friends, she and [...]

Get your groove on

By |2019-10-29T10:36:25-05:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: ervinsthoughts|

I love to dance. I love the energy, the connection with those I am dancing with, the movement that always seems to rival a good workout, and hearing music I love. I love to dance, but I am not known for my style or my moves. I step on toes, flail a bit at times, and [...]

It’s the company you keep

By |2019-10-23T16:00:32-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: ervinsthoughts|

Growing up, my mom always taught me about the company I keep – a gentle reminder that who we surround ourselves with tells us a lot about ourselves. Well, many of my friends are just plain crazy. Seriously. Together we make mischief, we dream up ideas, and break some of the rules. We play games and [...]

You may say I’m a dreamer

By |2017-11-17T14:36:04-05:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: ervinsthoughts|

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I dream a lot. I dream whole conversations in my head. I dream new ideas and innovate on old ones. I dream in technicolor. I dream weird stuff and cool stuff and crazy stuff and scary stuff, too. I dream when I sleep, and [...]

Making a mark (punctuation that is) …

By |2017-11-06T16:27:42-05:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: ervinsthoughts|

I love teaching writing more than anything on earth. I love to write. But, I hate revising and editing my own work. I misuse ellipses… (like that). I am famous for incomplete sentences. Like this one. I want writing to have voice and for my writing to have my voice. Can you hear me now? I [...]

Why Not?

By |2017-10-24T14:17:53-05:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: ervinsthoughts|

I was a kid when I heard Robert Kennedy say, “Some see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” Those words were lofty, audacious, challenging, hopeful, and enduring. Why not? My friend, Sandra Ellington, often responds to those who explain to her why something they [...]

Boxes and Toilet Tissue Rolls

By |2017-10-19T16:59:06-05:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: ervinsthoughts|

I love being an uncle, and I have the coolest nieces and nephews on the earth. They teach me so much about life and school and learning and teachers. I have learned their homework hacks, tried to keep up with them on not-for-old-people social media, and scooby-dooed their approaches to problem solving. I remember when they [...]