Somebody’s Hero – Life Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: A Sonnet for Caroline”

“Who would you consider a hero?” I ask my students as we begin a new unit of study.  “Superman?” “Hulk?” “Shrek?” The kids giggle and shout out as many superheroes as they can, as though it is a multiple-choice question with only one right answer “Let’s try that again. What makes those ‘superheroes’ heroic?” Thirty … Continue reading Somebody’s Hero – Life Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: A Sonnet for Caroline”

Stupidly Beautiful – Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: Leap of Faith”

I sit here at the dining room table, munching on a crisp green salad, while my boys sing along with “The Candyman” song and watch Charlie Bucket eyeing the multitude of sweets the candy man offers the other children. A single quote from the movie flutters off the page of my notebook: “We are the … Continue reading Stupidly Beautiful – Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: Leap of Faith”

Imperfect – Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: The End is Where We Begin”

“The Hallmark Restaurant?” a friend looked at me, confused. Apparently, he had misheard my reference to a local eatery, but his misunderstanding got me thinking. “Wouldn’t that be something? Every meal would be the best you’d ever had. Every person in the restaurant would look beautiful - and perfect.” We laughed as our conversation continued … Continue reading Imperfect – Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: The End is Where We Begin”