What This Is Really All About – Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: All the Time in the World”

“I’ve decided I’m going to paint. I’m going to set up a studio and just see what I can do.” Megan informs Mick in last weekend’s episode of Chesapeake Shores. As she makes this declaration, she anticipates a positive reaction from Mick. However, he hesitates for a moment and a shadow passes over his face … Continue reading What This Is Really All About – Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: All the Time in the World”

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”