Education & Career

Stories about challenges in education and in the professional world

60 New Things in My 60th Year

by Nancy Amos Sometimes a pivotal life event will trigger major changes in one’s outlook or perspective. This happened to me in 2009 when I experienced a bad car accident. It stopped me in my tracks of working long hours and put me in the ICU for a week. I was off...

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My Soggy Encounter With Mr. Lewis

By Misty Raley Gassaway Celebrating my friend, I had the opportunity to meet Congressman John Lewis after graduating college and then again later and I will forever remember the encounters. He took the time to treat people with dignity and respect. Mr. Lewis fought...

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Books With Wings

By Ruth Anne Wood Do you love your local library? As an avid reader, independent book editor, publisher and former show host of “Live Your Peace” that featured close to 160 authors and storytellers, I love reading and hearing people’s stories. I feel so inspired I...

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An Extended Spring Break

By Dana Friend When people say that senior year goes by quickly, you might doubt them until you blink and suddenly realize that graduation is only hours away. All of these questions then swarm around you: “Wasn’t it the best year of high school?,” “Didn’t you have so...

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I’m Still Quarantining

https://youtu.be/VeDssvihmAM Interviewer: Tell me about yourself Lillian: My name is Lillian. I live in Fort Worth, Texas, and I am 9-years-old. I am in 3rd grade at Fort Worth Country Day. Interviewer: How long have you been in quarantine? Lillian: I have been in...

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Veteran’s Day: No Guts No Glory

by Rhonda Loftis A week after my 18th birthday I was on my way to Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida for eight weeks of boot camp. The good news was that I enlisted with one of my very best friends from high school, which, no doubt, made life so much easier....

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Never Destined to Succeed

https://youtu.be/g-eKgNeKo-U Dr. Judith Loredo holds a Certificate of Completion from San Antonio College; a BS in the Science of Communication Disorders, an MA in Speech Pathology, and a M.ED. in Education, from Our Lady of the Lake University; and a Ph.D. from the...

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Never Make Assumptions!

By Kay Lynn Means Darling As I’ve previously written, my career choice was law enforcement, which extended to approximately 30 years. This incident recently crossed my mind so I thought I would share. During my first decade in the business, I was involved in pistol...

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King Margo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxQvcy_Iyi8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3CwVz4uAbs&t=8s Check out their bios:   Checkout their website: https://www.kingmargo.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingmargomusic...

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Flygirl: Get Gutsy

Vernice Armour, AKA FlyGirl, recorded this video just for Iron Butterflies Project.  She is a world renown author and speaker and we are thrilled to have her as part of our community. After listening to her story below, check out her site: http://vernicearmour.com ...

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