Fresh Prince on Friendship

Will Smith did this awesome video about evaluating who your friends are.  It is so important for everyone, particularly young people as they learn to navigate the world.  I’ve been talking to my kids a lot about this over the last year.  Each of them has had situations where they needed to examine aspects of…

Hands on History

I had a fun opportunity a couple weeks ago to attend a field trip with my fourth grader.  This year in school they learned about the pioneers.  We live in Utah and the pioneers who settled here are a big deal.  They overcame a lot and are an example of perseverance and hard work. The…

LeVar Burton Lecture

The Power of Storytelling.  That was the title of the lecture LeVar Burton gave at Utah Valley University on May 16th.  I was eager to hear his words and get re-energized about my chosen craft. As I waited with my friends for the lecture to start, the atmosphere was one of anticipation.  Excitement seemed to…