Painful contrast…

  • Susan Ford
  • March 24, 2008
  • Today we passed a painful mark in the war on terror. Over 4,000 of our nation’s finest young men and women have now been killed while serving in Irag and in Afghanistan. I remember hanging a list in my classroom as the first 19 and then the first 150 were killed. I remember telling those […]

    Book Review… Is a review really a review if you have only read half of the book?

  • Susan Ford
  • March 15, 2008
  • Hmmmm Anyway today I am reading Embrace Me by Lisa Samson. Any of you who know me well know that she is perhaps my favorite contempory author. Her new book will make you think about forgiveness in new ways. The story is told from two voices and from two time periods. One character a run-away […]

    Story of Me … Part IV… Early memories

  • Susan Ford
  • One of my earliest memories was that of visiting my great-grandmother! For the life of me I do not even know for sure if this was my grandmother’s mother or my grandfather’s mother.. but I tend to think she was my grandmother’s mother. She was confined to a wheelchair by the time I was born. […]

    Wally Swett….

  • Susan Ford
  • Today I have been reading a new book and it has reminded me of an amazing young man I met in college. Wally Swett was the yearbook editor at CBC one year. I considered Wally a friend. The first thing you noticed about Wally Swett was how comfortable he was in his own skin, the […]

    7 Things…

  • Susan Ford
  • 7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me! Idea borrowed unashamedly and with permission from Nate’s blog! 1. I LOVE to learn new things… not formal things like math or data, but I am huge on just knowing interesting stuff about a myriad of topics. This makes me a fierce living room Jeopardy player! […]

    For Tricia…I can’t wait until you get to…

  • Susan Ford
  • 1 Comment
  • March 10, 2008
  • Because I used to teach with Jeff Prentiss in NJ and because Janet ( Tricia’s sister) was my daughter’s field hockey coach I have felt very connected to Nate and Tricia since the beginning of this adventure. Because I spent many months, many years ago, completely paralyzed from the eyes down (Guillian-Barre syndrome.. a long […]

    Class Trip to DC

  • Susan Ford
  • March 2, 2008
  • In the morning I will arrive at school before 7:00 am in order to meet the junior class for a three day trip to our nation’s capital. I have always loved taking students on these trips, partly because I have always loved history. My children years ago started calling the roadside historical markers, hysterical markers, […]