Friday, May 16, 2014
This I believe
In the Freshman English classes I co teach we are asking the students to write a “This I Believe” essay. This is an essay where you simply tell your audience what you believe. It is a long running segment on NPR that originated in the 50’s. Honestly, it’s pretty cool. Of course, this started the wheels turning…and since I haven’t blogged in a while…
I believe my son is one of the most amazing people on this planet.
I believe that hard work pays off.
I believe that education is as vital as oxygen.
I believe in the power of words. They can lift you up. They can also bring you down.
I believe that the arts are healing.
I believe I would be lost without theatre.
I believe family is not what you are born into, but who you decide to let in as an adult.
I believe that a person’s faith is incredibly personal, which is why I rarely discuss it.
I believe that opposing opinions is good for growth.
I believe that weekends should always have three days.
I believe that Rhode Island is just about the greatest place to live in this country.
I believe that teaching is a gift.
I believe a book that you hold is better than a tablet!
I believe that people should dress up when they go out to see a play.
I believe more people should go out and see plays!
I believe that a perfect night is just being with my husband and son.
I believe that life is too short to not give second chances.
I believe that life is too short to not try everything you can!
I believe that Disney World really could be the happiest place on Earth.
I believe that the friends I have now are more like family.
I believe it's cool to be a nerd, because nerds, like bow ties, are cool!
I believe Jaws is overrated.
I believe Apollo 13 is also overrated.
I believe Lady Gaga is overrated.
I believe that nothing seems overwhelming when you have a cup of tea.
I believe in the magic of a good book.
I believe that Dorothy really did travel to Oz, and it was not a dream.