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Category Archives: Creative Non-Fiction
TEACHER, CAN YOU PLAY WITH ME?
Today is April 18, 2020. I’m only marginally stir crazy as Gov. Abbot announced yesterday that Texas will soon reopen for business, although it is beyond infuriating that the DISTRICT is using the Corona virus as its latest reason to … Continue reading
I created this video about Kairos, a prison ministry similar to an Acts or Emmaeus retreat at the request of Valerie Slade who works and worships at my church, AHUMC. I can’t take credit for the powerful testimonies contained within … Continue reading
The Loving Service
The Loving Service Committee of AHUMC’s United Methodist Women was organized on January 22, 1974 by Lorraine Horner and her assistant Mabel McCann. Its mission was to provide food and house-sitting services to church families during times of bereavement. Over … Continue reading
The Hope Center
Ginger Brewer and Betty Anderson are Monday morning volunteers at AHUMC’s Hope Center. When asked why they spend their time in this manner, they remind me of Matthew 25:40 where Jesus says, “And the King will tell them, I assure … Continue reading
Kids with Dyslexia Aren’t Stupid, Pass it On . . .
Henry Winkler, author of 17 Here’s Hank books, uses personal life experiences as his literary inspiration for Hank Zipzer, a bright, creative, little boy who knows that, while he can’t read and write like other kids do, he isn’t stupid. … Continue reading
Did You Know That Henry Winkler Has Dyslexia?
Just like The Fonz, Aleczander, age 8, has dyslexia. Aleczander also has dysgraphia and oral motor disfluency. The fact that Aleczander is a third grader at Salem Sayers Baptist Academy and no longer attends his public school can be summed … Continue reading
Lunch Bunch 2016-17
Lunch Bunch at Alamo Heights UMC has been going strong for 44 years . . . Last Thursday over sixty volunteers geared up to serve close to two hundred meals to almost two hundred people.
9.1.17 Third Grade Begins
9.1.17 Third Grade Begins Aleczander, age 8, has dyslexia, dysgraphia, and oral motor disfluency, something speech therapists call apraxia. He’s been struggling to learn to read, write and talk like other boys and girls all … Continue reading
Aleczander November 2015-May 2017
November 2015: I met Aleczander when he was halfway through first grade and his parents asked me to help them figure out what was going so badly wrong for him at the public school. Aleczander’s articulation skills were less than those … Continue reading
First of All, Do No Harm
UPDATE to 8.29.17 post Aleczander, age 7, had been getting speech therapy for his entire first grade school year when this May 2016 language sample was done pro bono by a wonderful speech therapist who used to, but no longer, … Continue reading